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Rockford Scanner™: Warm and Humid, NWS Says Chances For Storms Are Decreasing, But Still Not Ruled Out… Just Yet. Tornado Watch to our North


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A lot of heat related medical calls today.
Please stay hydrated. Take more rests. 


Tornado watch has been issued just to our North, until 9 pm. 
Remember that severe weather can happen outside of the watch area. 

As of 4:30 pm, from the NWS
Our threat of storms tonight will come from storms that develop to our north & west.

So far, storms have struggled to develop there, which if this continues, would likely result in no storms in northern IL.

Still too early to rule out the threat, but chances look to be decreasing.

Warm and increasingly humid conditions will continue with locally colder temperatures along the lakeshore. A conditional threat for severe weather exists tonight, so stay weather aware. Cooler weather is on tap to arrive this weekend.

Thunderstorms are not a guarantee this evening. However, if they form, they’ll likely pack a punch. Here’s a quick graphic outlining the estimated threat timing window across our area. Stay weather aware this evening!

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