Storms Tear Through WGEL Listening Area, Mild Conditions Ahead

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More than two dozen counties in Missouri and Illinois were included in a tornado watch Monday. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in the early afternoon hours near Shiloh, IL.

Strong storms impacted Madison and Montgomery Counties, each of which were under a tornado warning for a time. The bulk of the WGEL listening area received heavy rains throughout the day Monday.

While there were numerous reports of homes damaged in the Metro East area, Greenville Police told WGEL only a few residents had reported downed limbs throughout the city. The Bond County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t received any reports of storm damage as of Monday evening.

Rain totals as of 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning measured 1.3 inches at the Greenville sewer plant, 1.47 inches at 6th Street, and 1.43 inches on Idler Lane.

Looking ahead, the National Weather Service says cloudy and cool conditions will persist through Wednesday. Occasional light rain or drizzle can be expected Tuesday, with precipitation gradually diminishing, becoming more intermittent and spotty through Wednesday. Daytime high temperatures Tuesday will be from 10 to 15 degrees below average and from 5 to 10 degrees below average on Wednesday.

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