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LIVE: Severe Storms Target New Mexico to Illinois

Strong thunderstorms bringing the threat of blinding downpours, large hail and damaging winds are targeting areas of the Midwest and southern High Plains this evening.

"Warm and humid air will continue to fuel severe thunderstorm development across the Midwest and into the Plains this evening and into tonight," AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root said.

"A line of severe storms is expected to form across north-central Illinois this evening near Chicago and blast southeastward," Root said. "Folks across northern Missouri, Kansas, and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas will also be at risk for gusty storms through tonight."


UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)

5:29 p.m. CDT Sunday: Flash flooding with a vehicle rescue reported in Hebron, Indiana, according to an NWS spotter.

5:01 p.m. CDT Sunday: Emergency management in Glasford, Illinois, reported an 80 mph wind gust.

4:47 p.m. CDT Sunday: A 60 mph wind gust was reported 5 miles west of Kankakee, Illinois, according to an NWS spotter.

4:39 p.m. CDT Sunday: A funnel cloud was reported near De Motte, Indiana, according to an NWS spotter.

4:24 p.m. CDT Sunday: Street flooding reported in Huron, South Dakota.

3:59 p.m. CDT Sunday: In approximately 30 minutes, about 2 inches of rain fell in Fox, Minnesota, NWS spotter reports.

3:55 p.m. CDT Sunday: Hail, 1.75 inches in diameter, reported near Ross, Minnesota, according to a National Weather Service trained spotter.