National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for us until midnight. Winds, Hail, Flash flooding are the main threats. They said they can not rule out a chance for a tornado as well.
A WATCH means conditions are favorable for severe weather.
They have also issued a Flash Flood Watch ~ http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/10/01/rockford-scanner-possible-flash-flooding-later-tonight-flash-flood-watch-issued/