Spring Showers Bring Severe Weather Risks to Central Illinois


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Springfield, IL – Residents across central and southeast Illinois are facing a week of unpredictable spring weather, with the National Weather Service in Lincoln highlighting a series of storm threats through Wednesday.

Starting Sunday, isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop sporadically, escalating into more severe weather conditions by midweek. The forecast predicts damaging high winds, large hail, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes. These stormy conditions are set to peak on Wednesday afternoon and evening, posing significant risks.

Local authorities urge the community to stay vigilant, particularly on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the severe weather threat includes potentially hazardous conditions. Residents should have multiple methods to receive weather alerts and be prepared to seek shelter as storms develop rapidly.


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