Take a few moments and watch this close view of a tornado moving through Illinois Thursday evening!
TORNADO SUNSET 🌇🌪️ – Check out this absolutely breathtaking video of a tornado that crossed the Mississippi River Thursday evening near Cape Girardeau, MO. Watch & Share! #mowx #ilwx pic.twitter.com/aj04Jc3ONG
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) June 1, 2018
A tornado was confirmed Thursday, crossing the Mississippi River from Missouri to Illinois.
The specific tornado in the video above is highlighted here, just north-northeast of Cape Girardeau. Video credit to @Mahoevel on Twitter. This same viewer caught the tornado sirens going off, take a listen below.
Take a listen…this is the same storm from the video we shared on @WeatherNation earlier. We still have a lingering threat for tornadoes across the Central Region tonight, @SteveGlazier & I are covering the details on your Evening Edition #mowx #ilwx pic.twitter.com/gPulQRliyD
— Meredith Garofalo (@GarofaloWX) June 1, 2018
Fortunately, we have not heard of any reports of injuries from this storm. It was one of many storms to hit the central U.S. on Thursday.
As of 9:30 p.m. central Thursday, there were 10 reports of tornadoes, 54 reports of hail, and 209 reports of damaging wind gusts. More is still to come through the overnight hours as severe storms could last right through the night.
The biggest weather-related hazards overnight will be dangerous cloud to ground lightning, damaging wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, and an isolated tornado.
Stay with us for the very latest regarding the severe weather forecast.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier