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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Tornado Watch for Central Illinois until Monday 1am

A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Illinois and Missouri until 1 AM CDT

Updated Sunday 7:40 p.m.

URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois is forecasting heavy rains and severe storms, including possible tornadoes, late Sunday.

Because of the predicted weather, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of Central Illinois from Sunday 1:00 a.m. to Monday 7:00 a.m. Springfield, Decatur, and Mattoon are included in the watch area. However, Champaign-Urbana and Danville are not included. Several inches of rain are expected to fall.

Late Sunday, meteorologists expect strong to severe storms to roll through Central Illinois. There is a 10 percent chance of a strong tornado in west Illinois, including Edwardsville. Hail and damaging winds are also expected. 


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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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