Line of storms move through Lincoln; tornado threat clears

Amos Gonzales
May 18, 2017

Boone, DeKalb and LaSalle counties are under the tornado watch, as are Ogle, Lee and Winnebago counties in western IL.

A tornado watch has been issued for Wyandotte County until 7 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

A thunderstorm capable of producing high winds and large hail threatened parts of southeast Lincoln early on Wednesday afternoon as residents braced for a second day of severe weather. A couple tornadoes possible Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possibleSUMMARY.Strong/severe storms continue to develop/spread across eastern Iowa, and are expected to move into parts of northern IL over the next several hours.

Tuesday's system was more severe and sustained, featuring a stretch of storms spanning from Nebraska into central Kansas.

The State Capitol as a storm rolls into Lincoln. However, there is one more chance for storms to develop later this afternoon.

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Storm clouds over Lincoln on Wednesday.

The Weather Service is forecasting potential hail and winds up to 30 miles per hour.

The storms that are passing south of our viewing area are showing high winds and heavy downpours.

Rain on Wednesday is expected to move out of the Lincoln area by 7 p.m. Thursday should be calm before storms return to the weekend forecast.

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