UPDATE: Tornado warning expires for Vermilion County; flood advisory remains

UPDATE: Tornado warning expires for Vermilion County; flood advisory remains

UPDATE, 4:34 p.m.:

DANVILLE — Southeastern Vermilion County is now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:45 p.m.

At 4:29 p.m., the weather service reported the storm was near Ridge Farm and moving southeast at 30 miles per hour. High winds and hail continue to be a threat.

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UPDATE, 4:28 p.m.:

A flood advisory has been issued for southeastern Vermilion County until 6:15 p.m.

An emergency manager reported to the National Weather Service that 1.12 inches of rain fell in 45 minutes in northwest Danville, causing minor street flooding.

Do not drive over a flooded road.

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UPDATE, 4:13 p.m.:

From Danville schools:

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UPDATE, 3:38 p.m.:

A tornado warning is in effect for southeastern Vermilion County until 4:30 p.m.. Locations impacted include Danville, Tilton, Catlin, Westville, Belgium, Georgetown, Ridge Farm, Collison and Kickapoo State Park.

Emergency managers reported to the National Weather Service that hail as big as 1.75 inches was falling across the warned area.

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UPDATE, 3:04 p.m.:

The weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northern portions of Vermilion and Champaign counties until 4 p.m.

At 3 p.m., storms were near Rankin and moving southeast at 25 miles per hour. This storm is expected to impact Danville.

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UPDATE, 2:19 p.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Vermilion County until 3:15 p.m.

At 2:15 p.m., severe storms were near Buckley and moving southeast at 35 miles per hour. High winds and quarter-size hail are possible.

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Original story, published 12:57 p.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 p.m. Thursday for Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt, DeWitt, Ford and Iroquois counties.

Strong storms are rolling through northern Illinois Thursday.

You should monitor the conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

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