The weather is getting warmer and that often means an elevated chance of severe weather. Often people associate severe weather with things like tornadoes, however in Central Illinois, things such as straight line winds pose a larger threat to those in the area.
Jared Rowcliffe with the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show live from our downtown Shelbyville studios, and discussed the severe weather threats that come with the warmer weather. By far, the most common type of severe weather the area faces are severe thunderstorms.
Many first think of tornadoes when they think of severe weather, however Central Illinois experiences things such as straight line wind gusts more frequently.
Rowcliffe said the area does experience tornadoes, however they're often the weaker variety.