Updated: Thunderstorms have moved out of the area

Updated: Thunderstorms have moved out of the area

Updated at 9:30 p.m.

Flash flood watches and warnings remain in effect in portions of northern East Central Illinois, but the National Weather Service reports that tonight's thunderstorms have moved out of the area and severe thunderstorm watches have expired.

As a cold front moves in, however, some thunderstorms will be possible Monday morning, the National Weather Service reports. The service forecasts that the remainder of the week will bring mostly sunny conditions with highs roughly around 70 degrees. The next chance for thunderstorms comes on Saturday.

Updated 6:20 p.m

All tornado warnings in East Central Illinois have expired, but severe thunderstorm watches remain in effect across the region until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Sheriff's officials in three counties which were under tornado warnings earlier this afternoon said they have yet to receive any reports of extensive storm damage other than a few damaged power lines in Iroquois County.

Updated at 5:29 p.m

Southeastern Ford County and southern Iroquois County are included in the latest tornado warning, which is in effect until 6:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that a dangerous storm was located near Buckley at 5:20 p.m. and moving east at 35 mph.

Updated at 5:25 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Vermilion County, effective until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The National Weather Service reports a dangerous storm was spotted near Hoopeston and moving east at 25 mph.

Updated at 4:52 p.m.

A tornado warning has been issued for Iroquois County, effective until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The National Weather Service reports trained spotters and law enforcement officials spotted a funnel cloud near Watseka at 4:43 p.m. The storm is moving east at 15 mph.

The weather service also reports strong storms are continuing across East Central Illinois.

Posted 2:05 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for portions of Vermilion, Ford, and Iroquois Counties until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 9:30 p.m. for portions of Ford County and Iroquois County.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for some counties in East Central Illinois, in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday. The counties included in the watch are the following: Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, McLean, Piatt and Vermilion.

Hail up to two inches in diameter, wind gusts up to 70 miles per her, and dangerous lightning are possible in these areas. Severe thunderstorms can also produce tornadoes.  People in the watch area should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.


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