Update 5:49PM CDT...

...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN FORD COUNTY IS
CANCELLED...

The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the area.
Therefore, the warning has been cancelled.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for
east central Illinois.
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Update 5:24PM CDT…

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN FORD COUNTY...

At 524 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Gibson City,
moving southeast at 25 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

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

Locations impacted include...
Paxton, Gibson City, Melvin and Elliott.

Including the following interstate...
 I-57 near mile marker 258.
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Update 5:10PM CDT…

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 600 PM CDT
FOR SOUTHWESTERN FORD COUNTY...

At 510 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Gibson City,
moving southeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

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

Locations impacted include...
Paxton, Gibson City, Melvin, Roberts, Elliott and Sibley.

Including the following interstate...
 I-57 near mile marker 258.
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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Southwestern Ford County in east central Illinois...

* Until 600 PM CDT.

* At 449 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Fairbury,
  moving southeast at 25 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Paxton, Gibson City, Melvin, Roberts, Elliott and Sibley.

Including the following interstate...
 I-57 near mile marker 258.