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WEATHER ALERT: Severe storms expected late this afternoon and evening

Central Illinois Faces Friday Afternoon Storms, Tornadoes and Floods

Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard took this picture of a tornado near Cisco on June 25, 2021.

Updated Friday at 10:50 p.m.

Updated Friday at 10:22 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:56 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:52 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:32 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:21 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:18 p.m.

Updated Friday at 8:00 p.m.

There are no reports of major damage or injuries after a brief tornado in Central Illinois on Friday evening. Illinois Public Media Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard spotted the brief tornado just between 6:45 and 7:00 p.m. near Cisco in Piatt County. Earlier in the evening, the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, Danville, Springfield and more cities until 11:00 p.m. Conditions could produce large hail, high winds and an occassional tornado.

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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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National Weather Service forecast map for June 13, 2024

Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon, evening and overnight

From the National Weather Service in Central Illinois: A line of t’storms will affect the area late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Some severe storms are in the forecast, with damaging wind gusts and large hail. Stay weather aware and be ready to take shelter when storms approach.