Severe Storms Are Likely on Tuesday. Here’s When They Hit Illinois.
Clean-up of large branches, downed trees, and other storm debris across many neighborhoods in Rockford is nearing completion as another threat of severe weather arrives in Northern Illinois.
More severe thunderstorms predicted for northern Illinois
According to the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service, thunderstorms will start to form during the day on Tuesday (4/4) with the stronger storm expected late in the afternoon and on Tuesday evening.
Temperatures will rise late on Tuesday night into the overnight hours early on Wednesday morning (4/5) from the mid-40s to the mid-60s, according to the Weather Channel.
What time are the most severe thunderstorms likely in the Rockford area?
According to the Weather Channel's hour-by-hour forecast for Rockford, scattered thunderstorms are expected to begin around 12 noon on Tuesday (4/4) when the temperatures will be in the upper 40s and rising.
Scattered Thunderstorms are expected to move in the Rockford region around 7 pm Tuesday evening and then forecasts predict "strong storms" to begin around 8 pm CDT.
According to the Weather Channel hour-by-hour forecast, there will be "scattered strong thunderstorms" from 11pm Tuesday night until 5am Wednesday morning (4/5) when a cold front moves in that has been creating Blizzard conditions in the northeast.
Is the weather finally going to warm up in Illinois?
Once this round of severe thunderstorms moves out of the Rockford area on Wednesday, overnight temperatures will dip below the freezing mark for a couple of nights (April 5, 6).
High temperatures are then expected to rise in the upper 60s to mid-70's by the weekend.
Current forecast from the Weather Channel is predicting 6 straight days with high temperatures in the 70s beginning Wednesday, April 12.