Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Area Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has put counties to the north of Springfield under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

These storms were not expected to be severe, but could have heavy downpours, lightning and gusty winds as they push through, the weather service said.

The warm weather was already met with some storms Tuesday afternoon, prompting warnings in some parts of northern IL.

We expect isolated strong storms to rapidly develop beginning around mid-afternoon, with some storms quickly becoming severe.

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Thursday morning showers that develop have a limited potential to become severe, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

An Alert Day remains in place for today for high daytime heat and humidity with heat index values in the lower to the middle 90s, along with very warm overnight low temperatures. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 10 to 15 miles per hour. Between a half and three-quarters of an inch of rain are possible.

Also: LaGuardia Airport in N.Y. City hit 101 F on Tuesday, tying the all-time record high for the month (set on June 26, 1952).

For Norwalk, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

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