Severe weather is expected this afternoon as  the National Weather Service has just issued  a severe Thunderstorm warning for a large potion of the Rockford area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for...

  • Ogle County
  • Lee County
  • Southern Winnebago County

 

The National  Weather service says that at 326 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Shannon to Coleta to near Geneseo, moving east
at 55 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.
SOURCE...Radar indicated.
IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Dixon, Rochelle, Oregon,
Mount Morris, Rockford Airport, Walton, Byron, Cherry Valley,
Winnebago, Amboy, Polo, Forreston, Hillcrest, Stillman Valley,
Franklin Grove, Ashton and Davis Junction.

If you are in the affected areas, move to a safe location and take cover.