Severe Storms with Ping Pong-Sized Hail Threaten Central Illinois


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Springfield, IL – Severe storms capable of producing quarter to ping pong-sized hail and damaging winds are moving through central Illinois.

According to the US National Weather Service Central Illinois, these storms are expected to impact southeastern counties within the next 1-2 hours. The severe weather risk includes hail up to the size of ping pong balls, wind gusts over 60 mph, and the potential for isolated tornadoes, particularly south of I-70. Residents are advised to monitor the weather closely and be prepared to take shelter if necessary. Stay tuned for further updates.


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