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Severe Storms Prompt Warnings Across Central Illinois

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Heavy winds and rain move through the Univeristy of Illinois campus on June 26, 2021.

This is a severe weather blog for June 26, 2021. It will be updated throughout the afternoon.

Updated at 6:52 p.m.

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The National Weather Service extended the Tornado Watch until 9:00 PM CDT for Vermilion, Champaign, Moultrie and Douglas Counties. 

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The National Weather Service in Central Illinois has issued a Tornado Watch for parts of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. A tornado watch means weather conditions could quickly produce a tornado. In Central Illinois, the watch includes Vermilion, Champaign, Ford, Piatt, De Witt, Moultrie, Macon and Douglas Counties.


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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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