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Severe Thunderstorm, Flash Flood Warnings in Effect for Will County

Periods of thunderstorms could bring up to 2 inches of rain per hour.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. 

A tornado warning for Will County has expired. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 9:30 p.m. and a flash flood warning remains in effect until 2 a.m. 

Updated at 8:27 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for west central Will County, effective until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Impacted locations include Channahon, Coal City and Elwood. 

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Will and Kendall counties, according to its website. 

The watch, which expires at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday now includes most of central and northern Illinois. 

"Periods of showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight into Wednesday morning," the NWS said. "Due to the very moist airmass in place some of the thunderstorms could produce torrential rainfall with rates of over two inches per hour." 

A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect until 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, with possible winds of up to 60 mph, according to the NWS.

Randy May 29, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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