Peoria, Ill. – Central Illinois can’t catch a break. After severe storms spawned tornadoes and funnel clouds across Central Illinois, another system is expected to bring more strong to severe storms to the region Tuesday evening.
Storm Timing and Threats
- The strongest storms are expected between 7 pm and midnight but another round of heavy rain is possible between midnight and 5 am.
- Damaging winds up to 70 mph and flash flooding are the primary threats. The tornado threat is low but brief spin-ups are possible.
Severe storms are expected to develop in eastern and central Iowa Tuesday afternoon then track into Central Illinois as a squall line. The storms may bring damaging winds to large parts of Central Illinois, particularly those areas west of the Illinois River. While the risk of tornadoes is low, brief spin ups will be possible. Heavy rain and flash flooding are also expected to be a big issue as multiple rounds of heavy rain producing storms could bring much of the area 1-3 inches of rain on top of what is already saturated ground.
Monday Storm Summary
- 3:15 pm – Trained Spotter Saw A Brief Tornado Touchdown 1 Mile South Of Dahinda.
- 4:10 pm – Funnel Cloud Reported By Trained Spotter Near The Worth Township.
- 4:17 pm – Trained Spotter Reported Funnel Cloud 4 Miles North Of 1400 N And 400 E in Germantown Hills.
- 4:20 pm – Funnel Cloud spotted north of Metamora.
- 4:22 pm – Funnel Cloud Was Half Way To The Ground Near Minonk.
- 4:38 pm – Brief Tornado Touchdown Reported northwest of Benson. No Damage.