Severe Thunderstorms Firing Up Near Rockford; Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect Until 10 PM

Chicagoland weather radar shows severe thunderstorms are starting to fire up along a line from Rockford to an area between Peoria and Quad Cities.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for northwest McHenry County at 3:23 p.m. (Boone; McHenry; Winnebago).

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Boone; Bureau; Cook; De Kalb; DuPage; Fulton; Grundy; Jo Daviess; Kane; Kankakee; Kendall; Knox; La Salle; Lake; Lee; Livingston; Marshall; McHenry; Ogle; Peoria; Putnam; Stark; Stephenson; Tazewell; Will; Winnebago; Woodford at 3:05 p.m. and is in effect until 10:00 p.m.

TODAY Sunrise: 5:34 AM Sunset: 8:01 PM
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight Periods of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7pm and 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 66. East southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday Night Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 66. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 67. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.

Wednesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

Thursday Night A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.

Friday A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.