Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday Afternoon Severe Weather

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Ogle and Lee counties has been allowed to expire.  The storm that had the warning has weakened below severe limits.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lee and Ogle counties until 6pm.  Outflow boundaries from earlier thunderstorms have allowed storms over Lee and Ogle counties to maintain their strength, if not strengthen just a little more.

Biggest threat with this storm will be the locally heavy rainfall, but also large hail.  There has been very weak rotation noted with this storm and given what's occurred this afternoon, we can't completely rule out funnel clouds.

This storm is moving to the southeast at 20mph.  Lost Nation and Dixon are included in the warning.

Along with the Severe Thunderstorm Warning, a Flood Advisory has been issued for Ogle and Lee counties until 8:30pm.  Shortly before 5:30pm, radar indicated very heavy rainfall with the slow movement of previous storms and this storm.  Isolated rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches is possible in the Advisory area.  Localized flooding is possible and there was a report of ditches full and water over the road just west of the intersection of Rt 52 and US 30.

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