Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

NEW 3:23 p.m. Monday:

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has closed the Middle Fork River to recreation due to high water. Also in Vermilion County, a tree was reported entirely blocking Henning Road near Kickapoo State Park, and the county's emergency management agency reported minor power lines and some trees were down. About 100 were without power.

NEW 2:10 p.m. Monday:

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Champaign County until 4:30 p.m. Monday.  Monday's rain may cause minor flooding of creeks, streams, underpasses and other low lying areas.  You should avoid driving over a flooded roadway.

NEW 1:50 p.m. Monday:

From the National Weather Service:

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A
    
    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
      SOUTHEASTERN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
      NORTHEASTERN COLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
      DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
      EDGAR COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
      VERMILION COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
    
    * UNTIL 230 PM CDT
    
    * AT 142 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
      EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES EAST OF HOOPESTON TO OAKWOOD TO ARCOLA...AND
      MOVING EAST AT 50 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...PARIS...CATLIN...HINDSBORO...TILTON...NEWMAN...SIDELL...
      WESTVILLE...OAKLAND...HUME...GEORGETOWN...BROCTON...RIDGE FARM...
      REDMON...CHRISMAN...VERMILION...BISMARCK...JAMAICA...VERMILION
      COUNTY AIRPORT AND PALERMO.
    
    THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 201 AND 217.
    
    THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 195 AND 219.
    
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    
    FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
    BUILDING.
    
    LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
    IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING
    KILLS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO
    BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

NEW 1:25 p.m. Monday:

From the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN MOULTRIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN PIATT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
SOUTHERN VERMILION COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 200 PM CDT

* AT 114 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM THOMASBORO TO TOLONO TO HAMMOND...AND MOVING EAST 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...
TUSCOLA...SAVOY...URBANA...TOLONO...ATWOOD...PESOTUM...PHILO...ST.
JOSEPH...SIDNEY...OGDEN...VILLA GROVE...HOMER...FITHIAN...
CAMARGO...BROADLANDS...ALLERTON...FAIRMOUNT...OAKWOOD...NEWMAN AND
HINDSBORO.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 205 AND 245.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 72 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 167 AND 182.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 170 AND 212.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING
KILLS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO
BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.



NEW 12:55 p.m. Monday:

From the National Weather Service:
 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
DE WITT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHERN MACON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN MOULTRIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
PIATT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 130 PM CDT

* AT 1241 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM FARMER CITY TO 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF MAROA TO
WARRENSBURG...AND MOVING EAST 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...
MONTICELLO...CHAMPAIGN...WELDON...FORSYTH...FARMER CITY...
ARGENTA...OREANA...DE LAND...MANSFIELD...CERRO GORDO...WHITE
HEATH...MAHOMET...LAKE OF THE WOODS...SEYMOUR...BEMENT...HAMMOND...
SAVOY...ATWOOD...TOLONO AND CISCO.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 223 AND 245.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 72 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 140 AND 182.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 74 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 157 AND 182.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING
KILLS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO
BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.


**

NEW 12:10 p.m. Monday:

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for DeWitt County until 12:45 p.m. Monday.

**

Original story:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for East Central Illinois until 6 p.m. Monday.

Winds up to 70 miles per hour and hail up to 1.5 inches are possible, although the threats will be scattered.

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

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