Galesburg missed the brunt of the storms, but Mother Nature’s wrath was definitely felt throughout the afternoon Monday.
The National Weather Service at one point had Tornado Watches and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect throughout the area, but most of those have since expired or cancelled.
In Knox County, some of the usual streets in town had temporary flooding but no major damage, from storms that were expected to cause 60 miles-per-hour wind gusts and pea- to quarter-sized hail.
But Fulton and Peoria Counties seemed to receive the worst of the damage in this area. Officials say 20-25 train cars detailed in Laura, in Peoria County, because of storms there. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train cars weren’t believed to be carrying anything hazardous, and no injuries were reported.
The National Weather Service cites emergency managers in Fulton County as saying that wind gusts caused a garage in Lewistown to be torn apart.
Power outages, according to maps from Ameren, were minimal.
A chance of some form of rain remains in the forecast for the rest of the week, with daytime highs somewhat colder by Wednesday.
Stay with WGIL for further storm reports.