Severe thunderstorm warning issued
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for:
Northern Champaign County in East Central Illinois
Northern Vermilion County in East Central Illinois
Until 12:15 p.m.
At 11:17 a.m., a severe thunderstorm was near Gibson City, and moving east at 15 mph.
Hazard of quarter-size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.
Large tree limbs down in Gibson City.
Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
Locations impacted include:
Rantoul, Danville, Thomasboro, Gifford, Rankin, Potomac, Rossville, Hoopeston, Dewey, Ludlow, Penfield, Armstrong, Flatville, Royal, Middle Fork Wildlife Area, Collison, Henning, Alvin, Bismarck and Vermilion County Airport.
This includes Interstate 57 between mile markers 241 and 257.
This includes Interstate 74 between mile markers 169 and 219.
For your protection, move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways!