Stormy weather forecast through middle of next week
weather threats include large hail, heavy rain, severe storms with
possibility of tornadoes
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[April 22, 2011]
The National Weather Service in Lincoln
released a hazardous weather outlook at 6 a.m. Friday for portions
of central and east-central Illinois.
This outlook statement is for the counties of Cass, Champaign,
Christian, DeWitt, Fulton, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason,
McLean, Menard, Morgan, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott,
Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion and Woodford.
Friday and Friday
Two periods of severe storms will be possible Friday. The first
will be around midday as storms move rapidly across northern
Missouri through Illinois. Large hail will be the main threat. Later
on, another batch of thunderstorms is expected to develop and move
through central Illinois. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated
tornadoes will be possible from late afternoon through the evening
Saturday through Thursday
The stormy weather will continue through at least next Tuesday as
a stationary front slowly moves back and forth through the state.
River flooding will remain likely, and a period or two of severe
storms will also be possible.
Keep tuned to later forecasts as the severe weather situation
becomes better defined for early next week.
NWS outlook statement
[Text from National Weather Service,