12:30 P.M. UpdateJuly 12th, 2014 at 12:24 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Skies are clearing in central Illinois with heat index pushing 100 with currently temperatures as high as 90.
I expect the current wave of rain/storms to exit over the next few hours, followed by some clearing with it really heating up.
Severe t’storms will form in Iowa this afternoon with potential watch issuance in the coming hours.
This will tend to congeal into a line & move east & southeastward. Wind/hail/tornado threat will exist in Iowa to northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin with this. Here, main threat is some scattered severe gusts as it arrives. Isolated hail/brief, weak, EF0 tornado cannot be ruled out.
It appears that the line may be at/near northern Newton/Jasper by 10 p.m. It will then progress through overnight & any lingering rain will exit tomorrow morning. A few more showers/storms may re-develop later tomorrow.
Stay tuned for updates to forecast.