Severe storms possible late Tuesday

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SPC outlook for March 15, 2016 shows a slight risk of severe storms in central Ill. SPC outlook for March 15, 2016 shows a slight risk of severe storms in central Ill.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A cold front set to swing though Illinois late Tuesday could bring severe storms with it.

As of Sunday, the Storm Prediction Center has the majority of the WAND viewing area in a slight risk for severe storms, the second highest level on their 5-tier scale. According to the SPC, the "slight" category means any storms would generally be short-lived and/or not widespread.

With the set-up that is expected, only a few storms are anticipated and StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says damaging winds would be the greatest threat, with some hail and weak rotation possible. He adds that east-central Illinois would be the focus for any of the stronger storms into the evening hours. Tuesday is the primary election in Illinois and storms could hit before the poll close at 7 p.m. 

Ahead of the front, southerly winds will bring 70-degree temperatures to town, before numbers tumble back into the 40s by the end of the week.

Stay tuned to WAND-TV and wandtv.com/weather for any updates to the forecast.

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