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BLOOMINGTON — Several weather alerts, including tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings and a flash flood watch, expired Sunday as McLean County took on more rain.

Severe weather moved through the area Sunday afternoon. At 4:29 p.m., authorities confirmed a tornado near Emden, 10 miles north of Lincoln, moving east at 25 mph in Logan County. Golf-ball sized hail was also reported with the storm.

At 4:49 p.m., radar indicated a possible tornado 5 miles northeast of Atlanta, moving east-northeast at 25 mph.

Another funnel cloud was reported near Waynesville in DeWitt County at about 5 p.m. It prompted warnings for areas near Heyworth and LeRoy.

At 3:46 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Manito, 11 miles northwest of Mason City, moving east at 30 mph.

Woodford, Tazewell and Peoria counties and several other counties to the northwest of McLean County were also included in the flood watch area.

There were no reports of injuries or damage as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Rainfall amounts by mid-evening averaged from three-quarters to 1 inch with locally higher amounts possible. The additional rain fell on very saturated soil that has received between 3 and 6 inches of rain since Friday.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding, and motorists are advised to be aware of flooded intersections, plus rising streams and rivers.

Monday and Tuesday are expected to be sunny with a high near 86 degrees. It will be cooler on Wednesday, with a high near 77. Thursday’s high is expected to be only 65 degrees.

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Contact Kevin Barlow at (309) 820-3238. Follow him on Twitter: @pg_barlow

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