The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire Regional Radio listening area until 9 o'clock tonight.
The Weather Service says the strongest storms are expected to produce very large hail – golf ball sized or larger – and damaging wind gusts of at least 60-70 miles an hour.
A brief tornado can not be ruled out, particularly in east central and southeast Illinois later this evening.
The Weather Service suggests you be ready to seek shelter in a sturdy building if warnings are issued for your location.
Stay tuned to Regional Radio and dewittdailynews.com for the latest weather information.