Rockford Could Get Blasted By Some Nasty Weather
I am no meteorologist but there is some nasty stuff heading our way. When I say nasty, I mean, rain, hail, tornadoes, and other undesirable mother nature activities. Here is what NOAA had to say about the matter...
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Southeast Iowa Northern Illinois Far northeast Missouri Lake Michigan * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 355 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Isolated severe storms may develop this evening along and south of a slow-moving cold front. Hail and wind are the primary hazards. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles south southwest of Cedar Rapids IA to 60 miles east northeast of Marseilles IL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.
PLEASE, take this seriously and prepare for the worst!