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Weather Alert Day: Isolated severe storms through late tonight

The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day for severe storms that could produce damaging winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado through late tonight.

Monday 4:00 p.m update:

Isolated strong storms have started to develop along the frontal boundary leftover from this morning's round of storms. These will mainly stay south of Highway 50 and slide south of I-44 after about 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11:00 p.m. for the threat of ping pong to tennis ball size hail, 60-70 mph winds, and isolated tornadoes for the highlighted areas.


A round of singular cells have developed south of Highway 50, initially bringing a threat for large hail and an isolated tornado, and eventually a damaging wind threat as storms form into a line after sunset.


The main threat initially will be large hail up to the size of tennis balls, along with the potential for 60-70 mph winds. The tornado threat is low but not zero through late tonight, but highest along and south of I-44.


With the potential of nighttime storms, it's always beneficial to have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts. The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather app is free and will send notifications if a warning is issued for your location or if lightning is detected within 15 miles of you. A NOAA weather radio is a great resource to have, especially if power is lost. It will tone an alert message for the county and warning types you program it for.

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Jessica Hafner returned to ABC 17 News as chief meteorologist in 2019 after working here under Sharon Ray from 2014 to 2016.


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