High winds

National Weather Service

High winds will likely make travel difficult across central Illinois today. A wind advisory remains in effect until 10:00 p.m. Thursday for the entire Peoria Public Radio listening area. Forecasters say southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 are possible. This could make driving difficult for high profile vehicles. Drivers are urged to use caution today. Minor tree damage is also possible.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado cut a more than 11-mile path through the city of Pontiac, injuring four people last night, as powerful storms moved across the state.  The tornado was one of at least six tornadoes the weather service says touched down in northern and central Illinois. 

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Peoria County last night shortly after polling places closed for the Illinois primary election.

Firefighters in Will County put out a blaze spreading through cornfields by high winds.  The fire was near several homes five miles outside of Manhattan, southeast of Joliet.  Winds were blowing at up to 25 mph north of Interstate 72.

The National Weather Service says two weak tornadoes touched down in DuPage County last week.