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Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. Read More >


Scattered thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon across portions of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, along an approaching area of low pressure and associated front. This thunderstorm activity continued into the evening, intensifying as coverage also increased mainly over northern Illinois. There were several reports of hail and damaging winds associated with these thunderstorms. By mid to late evening, a more organized complex of storms pushed through east central Illinois, with significant winds up to 80 MPH occurring with this complex. These storms would eventually move into northwest Indiana, producing damaging winds and also heavy rainfall and flooding.
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