[MAY 24, 2006]
A cold front approaching the area Wednesday will
interact with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. This
combination will produce thunderstorms across the area during the
day and into the night. There is a slight risk that some of these
storms could be severe. The primary risk of severe weather will be
large hail and damaging winds. West of Interstate 55 an isolated
tornado is also possible in the afternoon and evening
Spotter information statement
Spotter activation may be
required Wednesday afternoon and into Wednesday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect
until 10 p.m. Wednesday. In Illinois, this watch includes 29
counties, including the central Illinois counties of Christian,
DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Marshall, McLean, Menard, Moultrie, Peoria,
Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell and Woodford.