Peoria, Ill. (HOI ABC) - A strong cold front will move through the area this afternoon and evening, bringing the chance for strong and severe thunderstorms.
Storms will initially move into our western counties such as Knox and Fulton around 3-4 PM, then cross over the Illinois River between 4-6 PM, and then eventually making their way through the I-55 corridor between 5-7 PM.
Here's what radar may look like over the next few hours.
High winds and large hail will be the main threats. Wind gusts could reach upward of 75 mph, and hail may be as large as 2" in diameter.
Overall, our tornado risk is low thanks to limited turning of our low level winds and high cloud bases, but that threat is also non-zero. Therefore, an isolated spin-up can't be completely ruled out.
Make sure you have ways to receive and severe weather warnings that are issued, such as a NOAA Weather Radio and our Heart of Illinois ABC app. You can also track storms as they move through using our interactive radar.