Weather advisory issued for the area
The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for northeastern Champaign County and northern Vermilion County until 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.
At 7:43 p.m., weather service radar detected a strong thunderstorm near Gifford, moving northeast at 50 mph. Nickel-size hail is expected with the storm.
Affected locations include Rankin, Potomac, Rossville, Hoopeston, Penfield and Armstrong.