The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Western Coles County in east central Illinois…
* Until 245 PM CDT
* At 155 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 5 miles north of Mattoon, moving south at 15 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include… Charleston, Mattoon, Humboldt, Lerna, Cooks Mill, Coles County Airport, Trilla and Fox Ridge State Park.
This includes Interstate 57 between mile markers 184 and 199.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.