Downpours near Chicago, tornadoes downstate
(Precipitation at 6 a.m. CST)
Mid-afternoon Saturday, convective storms broke out along a warm front in Illinois associated with deepening low pressure in the central Plains. While thunderstorm downpours of an inch or more tracked north through the Chicago area, severe storms spawned 14 different tornado reports in west-central Illinois. In the early evening hours, the Tornado Watch for that area was no longer in effect, but strong/ severe storms were still ongoing.
With all this warmseason storm activity, it’s hard to believe we just put a cloudy, cold, snowy November in the rear-view mirror.
Sunday will see an end to showers and an assessment of possible flooding here, as low pressure pulls away to the east and another siege of much below-normal cold with occasional snow looms in the week ahead.