12:00 p.m. --- Summer rain on the leaves and grasses. It is a light rain, pleasantly dripping.
This is a prelude to the heavy storms predicted for the afternoon and evening. The forecast is for severe weather---large hail, torrential rains, flash flooding, high wind gusts, power outages, thunder, lightning and possibility of self-organizing supercells that could produce tornadoes or even derechos.
There may be some wild weather! I will have updates later today...
6 p.m.--- tornado watch issued--
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa until 1 AM CDT pic.twitter.com/bLITestTTi
— NWS Tornado (@NWStornado) June 22, 2016
8 p.m.---Fireflies are flashing in the garden. Thunder and lightning and starting to rain, here. The clouds have a slightly greenish tinge. Tornadoes have been spotted near Amboy and Paw Paw, IL.
8:30 p.m.--NWS Chicago says Confirmed tornado northwest of Sheridan Il.
8:45 p.m. -- It's a wall of rain! It is torrential, a downpour, a waterfall. There is a flash flood warning. The fireflies are gone, for now..
9:15 p.m. ---The storm is passing, clouds flashing almost opalescent. The fireflies are flashing in the garden.
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