Severe Weather Rocked WGEL Listening Area Thursday Night

Photo taken by Edward Wallace on Niemanville Trail, just north of Mount Olive Trail.

Severe Weather rocked the WGEL listening area Thursday night as a strong cold front moved across Illinois.

Two different Tornado Warnings were issued for Montgomery and Macoupin Counties and a third Tornado Warning was issued for Northern Fayette County.

Golf ball size hail was reported to the National Weather Service near Bunker Hill and Mount Olive.

Large hail, heavy rain, 60+ MPH winds were recorded throughout our listening area, and 70 MPH wind gusts were reported in Missouri according to the weather service.

Photo taken by Tami Manning Thursday between 7:00-7:15 p.m. Thursday night, Just north of Sorento looking towards Litchfield.
Photo taken by Tami Manning Thursday between 7:00-7:15 p.m. Thursday night, Just north of Sorento looking towards Litchfield.

Rain totals of over 1 and ½ inches have been reported in southern Montgomery County.

If you have a rain total or any storm pictures you would be willing to share give us a call at 618-664-3300 or email to tom@wgel.com

The silver lining in all the clouds is that now that the cold front has moved past we’re set up for some nice weather today and through the weekend. We’ll have a full weather forecast later in our news.

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