The question was how much instability would be left after our big morning round of rain. Well it does look like our main line is weakening as it moves into our area but we are still monitoring a strong storm that could move into Benton County by 3 p.m. But right now it does look like this line is running into a more stable atmosphere which will limit the amount of severe weather we will receive. I still cannot give the all clear and officially we are in a tornado watch until 5 p.m. I still expect at least a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings with the main threats being damaging wind and large hail. Our weather team will have special team coverage on television with storm updates after 3 p.m.
LATEST PUBLIC CRAWL ON TELEVISION:
WEATHER TEAM 18 UPDATE: A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR ENTIRE VIEWING AREA UNTIL 5 P.M. THE MAIN LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS NOW QUICKLY APPROACHING INDIANA WITH SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS FOR VERMILION AND IROQUOIS COUNTIES IN EFFECT. THE MAIN THREATS FOR OUR AREA WILL BE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL AS THEY CROSS INTO OUR VIEWING AREA CLOSE TO 3:00 P.M. THESE STORMS WILL RACE EAST AT CLOSE TO 50 MPH.