By Mary Kay Kleist

CHICAGO (CBS) — Tornadoes were forming in Wisconsin along a line of severe thunderstorms Wednesday night.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for much of Wisconsin until 2 a.m. Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center is calling this a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” with wind gusts possible to 90 mph and hail to 2 inches.

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Greater instability was seen across much of Wisconsin compared to our area. But this activity will get uncomfortably close to southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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It really depends on how it holds together as it gets closer to us. Models pull much of the thunderstorm activity across the lake and into western Michigan.

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However, it is advisable to watch the tail of this line as the whole complex moves south ahead of the cold front.

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If the storm track heads our way, timing would be 1 to 5 a.m.

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For Wednesday night, the low is 75. For Thursday, there will be early-morning storms and then it will be breezy with clearing and high of 85.

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On Friday, it will be mostly sunny, cooler, and less humid with a high of 78.

Mary Kay Kleist