UPDATED: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4 pm

A Tornado Watch is now in effect until 9 pm for Carroll, Jo Daviess, Whiteside. Warren, Henderson, Mercer, and Rock Island Counties.

According to the National Weather Service, there's a "Moderate Risk, or a level 4 out of 5 for severe weather through this evening for most of the Outlook Area."

Damaging winds of 60 to 80 mph, tornadoes, and large hail are possible with these thunderstorms that "may bring an isolated flash flood risk and ponding
of water."

A dangerous storm system that's already sparked tornadoes in Colorado and severe weather through the Plains is currently in line to hit Northern Illinois.

On Tuesday (5/21), multiple rounds of thunderstorms are expected through the Stateline area, with an evening storm showing the potential for violent weather.

Midwest Weather Forecast Predicting 'Dozens of Tornadoes'

Weather forecasts are showing the threats of tornadoes, huge hail, and hurricane-force winds with multiple rounds of thunderstorms possible tomorrow (Tuesday).

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According to the National Weather Service, storms are possible in Rockford after 1 am Tuesday, and then a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms through the day with a high in the upper 80s.

Tuesday night could see some dangerous storms with the highest chances for tornadoes, golf-ball-sized hail, and wind gusts that could hit up to 90 mph.

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According to the Weather Channel forecast, Tuesday could be treacherous with "damaging winds, large hail and possibly a tornado with some storms."

Remember When a Tornado Hit Rockford in 2023

It's been just over a year since the dangerous March night when a tornado hit downtown Belvidere, and another rolled right down Spring Creek Road.

RELATED: Path The Rockford Tornado Took in 2023

The tornado was 5.9 miles long and took a path that began around the Charles Street and E. State Street area and continued to travel toward the northeast part of the city.

The tornado crossed Rural Street, Brendenwood Road, and Highcrest Road, then traveled over Spring Creek Road before eventually ending just before Riverside Drive near Rock Valley College.

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