As of 7pm, tornadoes are in progress in northern Illinois right now. A tornado is reported on the ground doing damage near Rockford, IL. Another confirmed, large and dangerous tornado was located west of Hillcrest, IL.
…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN OGLE AND NORTHEASTERN LEE COUNTIES…
AT 646 PM CDT…A CONFIRMED LARGE AND DANGEROUS TORNADO WAS LOCATED
OVER ASHTON…OR 7 MILES WEST OF ROCHELLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Here is a tweet from well known storm chaser Chad Cowan
Tornado in progress in south Rockford doing damage @
Here is a radar image as of 658 PM for the storm headed toward Harvard, IL.
AT 655 PM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR TIMBERLANE…OR NEAR BELVIDERE…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
HAZARD…TORNADO AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.
SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.