Tornado Watch For Part of Viewing Area Until 2 A.M.July 12th, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Tornado Watch in effect until 2 a.m. for Benton, Newton, Jasper.
Leading edge of rain now near Kankakee River. Bow of Severe T’Storm Warnings northwest of Joliet, Illinois.
Scattered strong-severe gusts & perhaps an isolated brief tornado is still possible (given low-level shear, robust instability coming in & also very high dew points, which will lead to low LCLs or cloud bases, making a quick tornado easier to form).
Locally-heavy rainfall is also possible.