The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for the following counties:
Coles, Edgar, Douglas Counties until 5:00 p.m.
* At 434 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Humboldt, or
7 miles northeast of Mattoon, moving east at 60 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include…
Charleston, Mattoon, Arcola, Oakland, Kansas, Ashmore, Humboldt,
Brocton, Hindsboro, Rardin, Isabel, Fairgrange, Bushton and Borton.
This includes Interstate 57 between mile markers 190 and 203.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.