Severe storms expected Thursday

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SPC outlook for severe storms valid March 31, 2016. SPC outlook for severe storms valid March 31, 2016.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A strong cold front sweeping through will bring more storms, some severe, to central Illinois on Thursday.

The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Okla. has placed most of our area in a slight risk for severe storms. A greater chance for severe weather exists along and east of I-57, where an enhanced risk has been placed by the SPC.

StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says hail, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado is possible with the storms as they move in during the afternoon. The action picks up mainly after 12 p.m. west and after 2 p.m. east. The morning will start with a mostly cloudy sky with gusty winds and a stray shower before the rain chances pick up for the second half of the day. He says the storms look to exit for everyone by 7 p.m.

Del Rosso recommends double checking your NOAA weather radios to make sure they are working properly before the storms move though.

Be sure to stick with WAND-TV and wandtv.com/weather for the latest.

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