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Potentially significant severe weather event expected Saturday

A potentially significant severe weather event is expected to affect portions of northern Illinois Saturday afternoon and evening.

Severe storms, including tornadoes – potentially strong – large hail and severe wind gusts, are expected to form over southeastern Iowa during the afternoon and race northeast across northern Illinois.

In its 11:30 a.m. forecast update, the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said it expects the peak tornado risk to occur from late afternoon through the early evening.

“[The] greatest risk for long-track/significant tornadoes, along with potential for very large/destructive hail and damaging wind gusts, still appears to exist from portions of northeastern Missouri and arcing northwestward into Iowa, and then eastward across Illinois and into Indiana,” the SPC wrote.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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