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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