[MAY 17, 2006]
A strong upper-level disturbance and associated
cold front will move across Illinois late Wednesday afternoon and
evening. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along and
ahead of the front. Due to cold temperatures at middle levels of the
atmosphere, hail is likely with the stronger storms. Some of the
hail may be larger than nickels. In addition, there will be a threat
of winds in excess of 60 mph near the stronger storms late in the
Although a few storms may develop ahead of the main front, the best
chances will occur with the boundary as it moves through Peoria and
Bloomington late in the afternoon and in Springfield, Decatur and
Champaign during the early evening.
Spotter activation may be needed from 3 to 8 p.m.
[Provided by Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management