FREEBURG, Ill. (AP)–The National Weather Service confirms that at least two tornadoes touched down Monday in portions of southwestern Illinois, damaging roofs, uprooting trees and causing some power outages.
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Galesburg wasn’t under a tornado watch when thunderstorms moved through the area Saturday night, but surrounding counties were, and as it turns out, some tornadoes were indeed reported.
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Strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the region once again yesterday, but much like the first round, they didn’t provide many problems, if any, in Galesburg.
The National Weather Service doesn’t have any storm reports for the immediate area, but storm spotters did tell forecasters that roughly one-and-a-third inches of rain fell in town in just three hours yesterday evening.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Portions of southern Illinois are being told to brace for a second round of potentially volatile storms after a possible tornado hit neighboring Missouri.
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