Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 8:30PM CDT for Livingston, southern Grundy and southern LaSalle Counties

8:15PM CDT Update…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM CDT
FOR LIVINGSTON AND SOUTHERN GRUNDY COUNTIES…

At 807 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Mazon to Dwight to near Odell, moving east at 60
mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Pontiac, Dwight, Fairbury, Chenoa, Gardner, Gridley, Forrest,
Chatsworth, Flanagan, Odell, Braceville, Cullom, South Wilmington,
Cornell, Saunemin, Kempton, Campus, Reddick, Emington and East
Brooklyn.

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7:50PM CDT Update on Severe Thunderstorm Warning

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM CDT
FOR LIVINGSTON…SOUTHERN LA SALLE AND SOUTHERN GRUNDY COUNTIES…

At 749 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Streator to 10 miles west of Odell to near
Flanagan, moving east at 75 mph. The strongest winds will last for
15 minutes or so behind the leading edge.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Streator, Pontiac, Dwight, Fairbury, Chenoa, Gardner, Gridley,
Forrest, Chatsworth, Flanagan, Wenona, Odell, Braceville, Cullom,
South Wilmington, Cornell, Saunemin, Ransom, Rutland and Kempton.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning below is orange-shaded area on the highlighted map.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Livingston County in central Illinois…
Southern La Salle County in north central Illinois…
Southern Grundy County in northeastern Illinois…

* Until 830 PM CDT

* At 732 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Wenona to near Toluca to Roanoke, moving east
at 75 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Streator, Pontiac, Dwight, Fairbury, Chenoa, Gardner, Gridley,
Forrest, Chatsworth, Flanagan, Wenona, Odell, Braceville, Cullom,
South Wilmington, Cornell, Saunemin, Ransom, Rutland and Kangley.

Including the following interstates…
I-39 near mile marker 41.
I-55 between mile markers 188 and 229.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service
office in Chicago.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.