We're about to experience all 4 seasons in northern Illinois and Wisconsin within 24 hours if the current forecast from the Weather Channel holds.

Record Breaking Warmth for February Continues on Tuesday

We'll likely break a record-high temperature in Rockford on Tuesday (2/27), with most of the Chicagoland area also expected to be in the mid-70s.

Highs were in the 70s today (Monday) with low humidity and wind gusts around 35 mph causing a Red Flag Warning to be issued for most of northern Illinois.

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With unseasonably warm temperatures followed by a cold front moving into the midwest, there's a good chance of severe weather on Tuesday afternoon and evening throughout the Rockford region and Chicagoland area.

Tornadoes, Large Hail, and Damaging Winds Possible

The current forecast from the Weather Channel is saying Severe Thunderstorms "are possible including an "isolated threat" for tornadoes.

The timing of the severe weather is expected to be later on Tuesday afternoon (2/27) in northern Illinois when hail and damaging winds are possible, according to the Weather Channel."

More Than 50 Degree Temperature Drop in About 24 Hours

On Tuesday night (2/27) Thunderstorms and rain are expected until midnight, according to the National Weather Service. After midnight, flurries are expected with less than an inch of accumulation likely in Rockford as low temperatures drop into the teens.

Could we have snow and thunderstorms at the same time? If you see Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel setting up a post somewhere in Rockford then you know it may be getting real.

We'll keep you posted on the Severe Weather throughout the afternoon and evening.

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