Areas Affected: Champaign; Coles; Douglas; Moultrie; Piatt; Shelby; Vermilion
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN COLES...MOULTRIE... SHELBY...SOUTHEASTERN PIATT...VERMILION...CHAMPAIGN AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM CDT... At 631 PM CDT, trained weather spotters reported strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 6 miles northwest of Potomac to near Seymour to 6 miles west of Cowden. Movement was east at 40 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. Locations impacted include... Champaign, Danville, Charleston, Mattoon, Rantoul, Shelbyville, Tuscola, Sullivan, Urbana, Savoy, Hoopeston, St. Joseph, Tolono, Arcola, Villa Grove, Arthur, Catlin, Oakwood, Philo and Bethany. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 180 and 245. Interstate 72 between mile markers 180 and 182. Interstate 74 between mile markers 178 and 213.
These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.