Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday Evening Weather Update
4:32:10 PM) nwsbot: Local Storm Report by NWS DVN: Cedarville [Stephenson Co, IL] trained spotter reports HAIL of pea size (M0.25 INCH) at 04:31 PM CDT --
Our First Warn Weather Watcher Tony Honchar in Freeport has recorded 0.35" of rain so far. Heavier rainfall will produce totals close to half an inch.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms have developed ahead of a strong upper level low in southern Iowa. Storms in eastern Iowa earlier in the afternoon produced pea sized hail, but as the rain moves into more of stable air mass over Northern Illinois the lightning strikes have diminished. Still, heavy downpours and small hail will be the greatest threats through 8pm/9pm Thursday evening. Severe weather is not expected.
Once the low passes late tonight the threat for rain will decrease.