The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Rockford area warning of the possibility of funnel clouds with this evening’s storms.
NWS stresses that while conditions are favorable for funnel clouds to form that strong tornadoes are not likely given current conditions and forecasts.
“These funnels may briefly touch the ground and produce very minimal if any damage,” NWS said in a statement.
Residents are advised to stay aware of conditions throughout the evening and take necessary precautions to avoid potential severe weather.
Keep up with conditions on our AccuWeather page.