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Watches & Warnings

Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 12:24 PM EST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 516 remains in effect until 600 PM EST
for the following locations

. Illinois counties included are

Alexander Clark Clay
Clinton Coles Crawford
Cumberland Edgar Edwards
Effingham Fayette Franklin
Gallatin Hamilton Hardin
Jackson Jasper Jefferson
Johnson Lawrence Marion
Massac Perry Pope
Pulaski Randolph Richland
Saline Union Wabash
Washington Wayne white

Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:59 AM CST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 8 am this morning to 9 PM
CST this evening...

* timing... gusty southerly winds will occur ahead of a cold front
into mid morning, then even stronger northwest winds will occur
in the late morning and afternoon, after the front passes.

* Winds... peak values of 30 to 35 mph can be expected during the
morning. Then gusts will increase to 40 to 45 mph at times in
the afternoon and early evening.

* Impacts... those traveling early for the Holiday week may find
travel difficult on east-west highways this morning and then
north-south highways this afternoon and early evening. In
addition... any gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range could cause tree
limbs to fall, which could lead to a few power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or higher are
expected and wind gusts of 45 mph or higher. Winds this strong
can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.

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