UPDATE: Tornado Watch canceled in northern Illinois

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STATELINE (WIFR) -- Updated: March 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has canceled a Tornado Watch for more than a dozen Illinois counties as of 2:30 p.m.

The watch included Boone, DeKalb and McHenry counties, in addition to several areas near Chicago.

While the Tornado Watch was canceled, the National Weather Service says wind gusts could reach up to 55 mph in some areas.


Published: March 14, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Boone, DeKalb, McHenry and other nearby counties.

A tornado watch takes effect until 5 p.m. for more than a dozen counties between northeastern Illinois and Indiana. The watch impacts several counties in the Chicago area.

According to the National Weather Service, a watch is issued when conditions are favorable for tornado formation.

Current forecasts also call for rain and potential thunderstorms in the late afternoon with temperatures around 60 degrees.

For more details on the Tornado Watch , click here​.