Tornado watch issued for the area
UPDATED 11:11 p.m. Friday
A tornado watch has been issued until 4 a.m. Saturday for Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar and Vermilion counties.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Champaign, McLean, Piatt and Vermilion counties until 11:30 p.m.
The weather service has issued a flash flood warning for eastern DeWitt, all of Piatt County, southeastern McLean County and western Champaign County until 4:30 a.m. Saturday.