Special Weather Statement issued August 12 at 1:31AM CDT by NWS Chicago IL

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At 130 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Dwight to South Streator to near Minonk.
Movement was east at 40 mph.

HAZARD…Wind gusts of 50 to 55 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.

Locations impacted include…
Streator, Pontiac, Coal City, Dwight, Diamond, Gardner, Flanagan,
Wenona, Odell, Mazon, South Streator, Braceville, Cullom, Cornell,
Saunemin, South Wilmington, Godley, Ransom, Rutland and Kangley.

Including the following interstate…
I-55 between mile markers 197 and 232.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 200 AM CDT for
central, north central and northeastern Illinois.

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