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Potential for severe weather across the Tri-States

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for multiple counties in the WGEM viewing area.

The watches are for Adams, Hancock, McDonough, and Schuyler counties in Illinois, Clark, Knox, Lewis and Scotland counties in Missouri, and Lee County, Iowa until 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Tuesday night thunderstorms are expected to develop along a cold front pushing into area with a low risk of isolated severe storms in the forecast through Tuesday night.

WGEM Chief Meteorologist Mike Cole said there is a chance of a couple strong to severe storms by late afternoon in the far north Tri-State area. Then as the front gets closer there are better chances for showers and storms north/northwest between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. moving forward eventually later in the evening and especially overnight area-wide with a low threat of all severe impact types possible. There’s also a low risk of isolated tornadoes into early Tuesday mainly far north and northwest areas where better dynamics will be located along the front.

The StormTrak weather team will monitor breaking weather updates and alert you to watches and warnings. Watch WGEM News at Six and Ten for the latest forecast data and radar imagery. You can also visit and download the WGEM mobile weather app.


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