Published: Wed, August 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm watch

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch Tuesday for much of northern IL, including the Will County area.

Severe threat will be on the rise around 2 p.m.as storms begin to drift towards Indiana!

Based on the latest model guidance, it appears the greatest risks from the storms will be damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour and hail larger than quarters.

Plan on plenty of humidity though and with afternoon highs into the mid-80s, it'll feel more like the lower and middle 90s.

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All of Massachusetts is at risk for the storm, though Central and Western Massachusetts are more likely to see the worst of it. Warm and muggy with strong to severe storms in the afternoon and early evening.

A waterspout was spotted by Hancock County residents Tuesday evening as thunderstorms moved through the area. Large hail, heavy rain, flooding, and lightning are the biggest storm threats. A few scattered showers and storms may continue into the upcoming weekend.

Extended Outlook: Clear skies and cool temperatures will start Thursday, with showers and thunderstorms to follow through the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow will be about 3 degrees cooler than today.

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