High winds and severe thunderstorms are beginning to impact the Rockford and greater northern Illinois area this morning.
Gusts of up to 60 mph and golf ball sized hail can be expected, according to the National Weather Service. The main line of storms is expected to move through Rockford at around 1 p.m.
Residents are advised to stay indoors due to the wind, hail and lightning threat. Isolated storms capable of producing strong winds are expected throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
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