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Fast Facts:

  • Showers and thunderstorms developed during the morning hours on July 19th, eventually congealing into a Mesoscale Convective System. This feature tracked rapidly eastward roughly near and along the I-80 corridor bringing strong to severe wind gusts to parts of the region.

  • In addition to the wind and associated scattered reports of damage, a swath of locally heavy rainfall also occurred, with locations along a Tonica to Calumet City line receiving a quick 2 to 3 inches of rainfall.
Map showing the reports of wind reports, thunderstorm damage, and heavy rainfall from the morning of July 19th. 
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