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Central Illinois under Thunderstorm Watch until 7pm

Gathering clouds in Champaign on April 24, 2022.

CHAMPAIGN – A line of storms crossed Illinois on Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois placed the area, including Champaign-Urbana, under a Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00 p.m. Forecasters say winds with gusts as high as 70 miles per hour, ping pong size hail and a few tornadoes are possible.

Updated at 2:20 p.m.

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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