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Severe Weather Expected for the South on Tuesday; Winter Weather Conditions for the West, Central Plains, and Upper Mississippi River Valley

Severe weather is forecast across the middle and lower Mississippi Valley Tuesday afternoon where tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. A strong cold front will track across the Intermountain West accompanied by strong winds, heavy snow and elevated fire weather conditions for portions of the western High Plains with heavy snow likely for Upper Mississippi Valley Tuesday. Read More >


During the afternoon and evening of July 4th, two waves of strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across the region. The first wave of storms moved across parts of La Salle, Grundy, Livingston, and Ford Counties during the mid afternoon, delivering sporadic damaging wind gusts and torrential rainfall. The second wave developed during the early evening hours across far southern Wisconsin before accelerating southeastward along the I-90 corridor. These storms brought additional areas of damaging winds and heavy rainfall to the area. Localized corridors of more significant wind damage occurred in Crystal Lake and Elgin. 

Another round of storms developed late in the afternoon of July 5th, impacting parts of northern and northwest Illinois. These storms produced wind damage primarily in far northern Illinois and also caused minor flooding along the I-90 corridor, where over 6" of rain fell in some locations over the course of two days.


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