Severe weather with large hail, damaging wind gusts, heavy rains and
tornadoes possible today and tonight
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[April 19, 2011]
The National Weather Service in Lincoln
released a hazardous weather outlook at 5:26 a.m. Tuesday for
portions of central Illinois.
This outlook is for the counties of Cass, DeWitt, Fulton, Knox,
Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Morgan, Peoria, Sangamon,
Schuyler, Scott, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford:
Scattered thunderstorms will occur today and early this evening.
There is a slight chance of severe thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms
could produce hail this morning, especially southwest of Interstate
74, where large hail is possible. Thunderstorms this afternoon and
into early this evening could produce large hail, damaging wind
gusts and a few tornadoes, especially east of the Illinois River.
Heavy rains and localized flash flooding will also be possible
Wednesday through Monday
Another storm system will bring a chance for thunderstorms
Thursday night through Friday night. Yet another chance of
thunderstorms will occur from Saturday night through Monday.
Spotter information statement
Spotter activation may be needed today until about 8 p.m.
There will be a conference call at 10 a.m. for emergency
For more information and updates:
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