A Tornado Watch was activated by the NWS Storm Prediction Center at 2:40 p.m. Monday, August 9, 2021 and is in effect until 10:00 p.m.
The peak time for thunderstorms in Arlington Heights and nearby communities is 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Forecasters predict a band of convection developing southward across northern Illinois with embedded supercells capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and a couple of tornadoes.
Chicago, IL… Arlington Heights, IL … Aurora, IL…Rockford, IL…Naperville, IL…Joliet, IL… are located in a zone of a 5% tornado risk within 25 miles.
ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED IN THE TORNADO WATCH …
COOK, DE KALB
LA SALLE, LEE
A couple of tornadoes are possible
Isolated hail up to ping pong size is possible
Scattered wind gusts up to 70 MPH possible
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois and Indiana until 10 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/JbHBKbm3nC
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 9, 2021
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