Decreasing severe weather threat

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Peoria, Ill. — The risk of severe weather has decreased for much of Central Illinois Monday evening though continues for areas along and south of a Havana to Danville line where a tornado watch is in effect until 3 am Tuesday.

Despite moderate to strong surface instability and strong wind shear, storms struggled to maintain their strength due to lower than expected instability aloft. The end result was a few low-precipitation cells that took on some rotation but didn’t produce any severe weather.

Storm Clouds Over Peoria

Here's a timelapse of a rotating Low-Precipitation cell moving over Peoria.

Posted by Meteorologist Chris Yates on Monday, August 12, 2019
Here’s a rotating LP Cell moving over Peoria around 7:30 Monday evening

Despite the decreased severe weather threat along I-74, scattered storms remain possible overnight as an upper-level wave moves through the region. Brief downpours and gusty winds will be the primary threats.

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