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Strong Storms Possible On Sunday Afternoon

Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard took this picture of a flooded field in Central Illinois following two days of heavy rain on June 25-26, 2021.

This is a severe weather blog for June 27, 2021. It will be updated throughout the afternoon.

Updated at 5:58 p.m.

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For the third straight day, the National Weather Service in Central Illinois is predicting strong to severe thunderstorms for the Champaign-Urbana area and surrounding communities. Storms on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon produced multiple small tornadoes and flooding rains. Meteorologists forecast the Sunday afternoon-evening storms could be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts the primary hazard. Locally heavy rain is also possible. 

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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