Several weather-related watches and warnings were called throughout the WGEL listening area Sunday evening and night.
The first, a tornado watch, covered almost the entire listening area for most of the afternoon. At around 8:30 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for central Madison County after a funnel cloud was reported near Wood River. The warning was quickly dropped as the storm system lost strength. Southwest Madison and northwest St. Clair Counties were then put under a severe thunderstorm warning and Madison was dropped from that warning early as well.
The tornado watch for the WGEL listening area was dropped early for all counties except for Clinton, which remained under the watch until 11:00 p.m.
A good deal of rain fell throughout the listening area, but as of Sunday night neither the Bond County Sheriff’s Department or the Greenville Police Department had received any report of damage from the storms. Rain totals at the Greenville Sewer Plant was .91 and .60 feel near Doll’s Orchard.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 20-50% chance of showers and thunderstorms every day and night of the new work week. Stay tuned to WGEL for all the latest weather information.