Springfield, IL – Chance of 1-Inch Hail Possible in Central Illinois 

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Springfield, IL – Tonight Residents of Central Illinois are advised to prepare for severe weather conditions tonight as the National Weather Service predicts a 5% chance of intense thunderstorms. The approaching storms, developing to the west and advancing eastward, are expected to bring hailstones at least 1 inch in diameter, damaging winds exceeding 60 mph, and a potential isolated tornado, especially in the western part of the state. 

Additional hazards include flash flooding in areas with urban congestion or inadequate drainage.The forecast indicates a continuation of volatile weather, with another series of showers and storms expected this evening and tonight, followed by a cold front moving through on Monday. This front could lead to further precipitation, particularly east of Interstate 55. 

A brief respite from the rain is anticipated late Monday into early Tuesday before the weather becomes unsettled again later in the week. Residents should remain vigilant, secure indoor shelter when storms are imminent, and maintain multiple methods for receiving weather updates.

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