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[MAY 24, 2006]  A cold front approaching the area Wednesday will interact with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. This combination will produce thunderstorms across the area during the day and into the night. There is a slight risk that some of these storms could be severe. The primary risk of severe weather will be large hail and damaging winds. West of Interstate 55 an isolated tornado is also possible in the afternoon and evening

Spotter information statement

Spotter activation may be required Wednesday afternoon and into Wednesday night.

Tornado watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday. In Illinois, this watch includes 29 counties, including the central Illinois counties of Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Marshall, McLean, Menard, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell and Woodford.

[Tornado Watch 387]

[Provided by Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management Agency]


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