Special Weather Statement issued August 8 at 2:21PM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

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At 220 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near El Paso to McLean. Movement was northeast
at 20 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
possible.

Strong thunderstorms will be near…
Hudson around 225 PM CDT.
El Paso around 230 PM CDT.

Other locations in the path of these storms include Bloomington and
Gridley.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 39 between mile markers 0 and 13.
Interstate 55 between mile markers 143 and 169.
Interstate 74 between mile markers 123 and 136.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

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.

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