Tornado warning for Southern Ford and southwest Iroquois Counties until 5:15PM CDT

Update 5:20PM CDT…

...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR SOUTHEASTERN FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN
IROQUOIS COUNTIES HAS EXPIRED...

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.
Therefore the warning has been allowed to expire.  However hail and
gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm.

A tornado watch remains in effect until 800 PM CDT for central and
east central Illinois.

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Update 4:57PM CDT..

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS COUNTIES...

At 456 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Paxton, moving east at 35 mph. This storm has a
history of producing funnel clouds.

HAZARD...Tornado and golf ball size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This dangerous storm will be near...
  Paxton around 505 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Loda,
Roberts and Melvin.

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Update 4:50PM CDT…

445 PM CDT FRI MAY 26 2017

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN
FORD AND SOUTHWESTERN IROQUOIS COUNTIES...

At 445 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located 8 miles northwest of Paxton, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and two inch hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
         shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage
         to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is
         likely.

This dangerous storm will be near...
  Paxton and Buckley around 500 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Melvin, Thawville, Loda, Roberts and Elliott.

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The Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office has issued a radar-indicated Tornado warning for southern Ford and southwest Iroquois Counties until 5:15PM CDT.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Tornado Warning for…
Southeastern Livingston County in central Illinois…
Ford County in east central Illinois…
Southwestern Iroquois County in east central Illinois…

* Until 515 PM CDT

* At 435 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located near Gibson City, moving east at 35 mph.

HAZARD…Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter.

SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near…
Paxton and Buckley around 500 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Melvin, Thawville, Sibley, Loda, Roberts and Elliott.

Including the following interstate…
I-57 between mile markers 258 and 278.

Current Weather Radar Mosaic…