The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Effingham and Jasper County until 8:15pm.
At 7:25pm, a severe thunderstorm was located over Dieterich moving east at 25mph.
Hazards include 60mph wind gusts and quarter sized hail.
Locations impacted include Newton, Dieterich, Ste. Marie, Willow Hill, Wheeler, Hidalgo, Bogota, West Liberty, Hunt City, Yale, Rose Hill, Newton Lake, Sam Parr State Park, Gila, Elliotstown and Latona.