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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Storms weakening after causing damage in Central Illinois on Thursday night

National Weather Service radar screenshot from April 18, 2024 at 9:00 pm.

The National Weather Service in Central Illinois is reporting some damage after tornado generating storms earlier on Thursday evening.

The Illinois State Police reported property damage along I-72 between mileposts 130 and 139 in Macon County. WCIA-TV reports it was farm equipment.

In Latham, the emergency manager for Logan County reported that storms left three power poles leaning near the
intersection of Route 121 and 1842nd Avenue.

Earlier in the evening, the National Weather Service issued Tornado Warnings in Lawrence, Effingham, Jasper, and Macon Counties.

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