Strong storms expected Monday afternoon, evening

Staff Report 

The National Weather Service says that strong storms are likely to impact across northern Illinois Monday afternoon, bringing strong winds, lightning and possible hail.

From NWS:

WIDELY SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN WISCONSIN AND EASTERN IOWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THESE STORMS ARE FORECAST TO MOVE INTO PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS THIS EVENING…POSSIBLY STILL SEVERE BEFORE WEAKENING BY MID TO LATE EVENING. THE GREATEST SEVERE THREAT SHOULD BE GENERALLY NORTHWEST OF A WAUKEGAN TO PERU LINE.

If we can focus on what that area northwest of a “Waukegan to Peru line” looks like:

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NWS says the tornado risk with Monday’s storms is limited, but some areas can expect to see hail up to 1 inch in diameter with winds topping out at 60 mph.

The storms will generally be moving southeast out of Wisconsin and Iowa at around 25 mph.

As always, you can keep up with local conditions with our AccuWeather forecast.

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