Tornado watch issued for western, central Illinois
SUN-TIMES MEDIA May 30, 2013 1:14PM
Updated: May 30, 2013 1:34PM
A tornado watch has been issued for a wide swath of the Midwest that extends into western and central Illinois including La Salle and DeKalb counties.
The National Weather service issued the watch for portions of east-central and southeast Iowa, western and central Illinois and eastern Missouri effective until 8 p.m.
The service is warning that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the area with the possibility of damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph and large hail.