URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 68
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1035 PM CST Mon Mar 6 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern and eastern Illinois
* Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 1035 PM
until 500 AM CST.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY…A fast-moving squall line will continue to pose a risk for
damaging winds and possibly a brief tornado or two as it races
east-northeastward through the overnight hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40
statute miles east and west of a line from 60 miles north northwest
of Milwaukee WI to 25 miles west southwest of Mattoon IL. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
Illinois counties included are Boone Champaign Christian Coles Cook De Kalb De Witt Douglas dupage Edgar Ford Grundy Iroquois Kane Kankakee Kendall Lake La Salle Lee Livingston Logan Macon McHenry McLean Moultrie Ogle Piatt Shelby Vermilion will Winnebago