No confirmed tornado touchdowns yet
A tornado warning in La Salle County has expired, but storms are possible throughout the day and night.
An early afternoon storm dumped hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph in the county. A tornado warning was issued, concentrating on the northeastern portion of the county.
The storm line extended from Newark to Marseilles. Nickel-size hail was reported in the area, as well as rotation. Sheridan Police Chief Chuck Bergeron told The Times he couldn't confirm a tornado touched down in the village, as reported by some residents, but noted there was no damage if one had.
Scott Lincoln of the National Weather Service said Thursday afternoon it was too early to tell if reports of funnel clouds near Sandwich or a tornado touchdown near Shabbona were founded. The weather service received multiple reports of tornadic activity along the path of the storm.
According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are expected to redevelop by early to mid evening across a portion of Northern Illinois and Northwest
Indiana. This area of thunderstorms will move slowly southeast through the night. These thunderstorms are anticipated to have a scattered severe hail and wind threat. There will also likely be a flooding threat, possibly only over a small area.