The National Weather service in ST. Louis has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Central Fayette County until 8:30 PM CDT.
At 7:49 PM a severe thunderstorm was located near Vandalia and moving east at 45 mph. The storm could produce quarter size hail and cause damage to vehicles.
Locations impacted include: Vandalia, St. Elmo, Brownstown, Avena, and St. James as well as interstate 70 in Illinois between exits 61 and 76. For safety precautions move or stay inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows