Severe storms expected tonight: Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes possible

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Peoria, IL – Strong to severe storms are expected to move through Central Illinois Wednesday night. Supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop west of the Illinois River and move east through the region producing large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. 

Timing: 7 pm Wednesday through 2 am Thursday


  • Large hail up to 2.0″ in diameter
  • Damaging winds up to 70 mph
  • Isolated tornadoes

The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Central Illinois within a slight to enhanced risk, implying that scattered severe storms are likely across the region tonight. While the risk of large hail and damaging winds is expected region-wide, the tornado risk will be highest in areas located in the enhanced risk. The timeframe for severe storms is between 7 pm and 2 am. Additional severe storms are possible on Friday afternoon and night. 

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