A tornado warning has been issued for Jasper, Clay, and Richland Counties. The warning will be in effect until 8:30pm. The warning was issued by the National Weather Service in Lincoln after a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located about 10 miles north of Flora. The storm was moving east at approximately 40 miles per hour. Weather officials say the storm is also capable of producing hail up to two inches in diameter
Anyone in the area of the warning is urged to stay indoors until the storm passes.
This warning is in addition to a severe thunderstorm warning in Effingham County, which is in effect until 8:15pm.