Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

NEW 5:20 p.m.

From the weather service:
 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN VERMILION COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 600 PM CDT

* AT 511 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
BROADLANDS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 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...
DANVILLE...HOMER...SIDELL...FAIRMOUNT...OAKWOOD...CATLIN...
GEORGETOWN...WESTVILLE...TILTON...JAMAICA...INDIANOLA AND KICKAPOO
STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 209 AND 219.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.



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NEW 5:05 p.m. Friday:

Moultrie and Douglas counties have been added to the thunderstorm watch.

A special weather statement has been issued for parts of Douglas, Champaign and Vermilion counties until 5:45 p.m. Friday.

From the weather service:
 

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS...SOUTHERN
CHAMPAIGN AND SOUTHWESTERN VERMILION COUNTIES UNTIL 545 PM CDT...

AT 452 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF ATWOOD...OR 7 MILES
NORTHWEST OF TUSCOLA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

PENNY SIZE HAIL...AND WINDS AROUND 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
PESOTUM...
TOLONO...
VILLA GROVE...
PHILO...
SIDNEY...
BROADLANDS...

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE...SADORUS AND LONGVIEW.

PEOPLE NEAR THESE LOCATIONS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION
CLOSELY. LISTEN FOR POSSIBLE WARNINGS...AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD SEVERE WEATHER THREATEN.


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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties until 8 p.m. Friday.

You should monitor weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter if necessary.

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