Severe Weather Threat This Sat. PM/Night – Tornado Watch IL, WI, IN

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An upper level disturbance will track east from N. Illinois into Michigan tonight. The system brought strong to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to E. Iowa, S. Wisconsin, N. Illinois and NW Indiana. Here’s a list of severe weather reports from NE Illinois. As of 9:40 pm EDT – we have reports of eleven tornadoes, large hail and thunderstorm wind damage. No serious injuries have been reported. Hammond IN reported 60 mph winds, 3/4-inch diameter hail and 2″ of rain in just 20 minutes. A tornado could be seen from I-80 southwest of Chicago.

A TORNADO WATCH will remain in effect for NW Indiana and Berrien County Michigan until 10 pm EDT.

Severe Weather Probabilities in the Tornado Watch

Above is the severe weather risks in the Tornado Watch for IL, WI, IN for this evening. As of 9:10 pm, the lighting has been along and south of I-94. Several strong thunderstorms remain in

SPC has had an Enhanced Risk Area (in orange) across. N. Illinois that comes into the Chicago Area. Surrounding that, there is a Slight Risk Area (in yellow) that comes into Lake Michigan. The Marginal Risk Area (in dark green) comes into SW Michigan – generally south of South Haven. SPC says:

 "Scattered severe thunderstorms, some with tornadoes, will cross parts of  northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin..."
We'll be tracking the storms as they cross N. Illinois and S. Wisconsin this evening, then move into West Michigan (mostly after sunset).  The chance of severe weather at this point is greater to our west and south, but stay tuned to later forecasts.  I'll be doing the weather tonight at 11 pm on WOOD TV8 and at 10 pm on WXSP.  As time permits, I'll update this blog thread.  

Here's radar:
Central Great Lakes sector loop
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