Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in Wisconsin, Illinois

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of southern Wisconsin and far northeastern Illinois on Thursday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, the watch will take effect in Kenosha County in Wisconsin, as well as McHenry and Lake counties in Illinois.

That watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m.

In addition, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

That storm ultimately pushed out over Lake Michigan, and the warning was canceled.

All of northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana remain at a “marginal” risk of severe weather Thursday afternoon, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

The main threats with any severe storms would be gusty winds and large hail, according to the SPC.

Those storms are forming as a cold front approaches the area, which will end an oppressive heat wave that has sent heat indices soaring. Source links

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