It is a warm, humid to muggy day. Temperatures are running 78-83 currently with dew points in the 60s to lower 70s. Covington dew point just hit a muggy 73! Areas that have shower/t'storms in progress in the southeast are 67-70.
We will continue to heat up over the next few hours well into the 80s to approaching 90.
SLIGHT RISK is up for a good chunk of the viewing area with ENHANCED RISK over northern Illinois.
Tornado Watch is up until 9 p.m. Eastern. We are watching the supercells & evolving supercell clusters in Illinois.
There are also a few showers & storms in our southeastern areas, but these are moving rapidly to the east-northeast & will be exiting soon, followed by more sunshine.
Note all of the warning in Illinois & far eastern Iowa (Tornado Warnings in red, Severe T'Storm Warnings in blue):
A few severe storms are still possible here with wind, isolated tornado & large hail threat, but they will be scattered (50%) coverage.
Radar projection with severe risk here 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.:
Projected rotation/high helicity tracks: