A risky storm capable of producing a tornado was located moving 35 mph eight miles northwest of the city of Paxton in Ford county, according to the National Weather Service.
There were no injuries or fatalities, but there was damage to trees, homes and property.
Heavy downpours, quarter-sized hail and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour were predicted for 18 IL counties, including Cook, according to forecasters.
A NWS team was in Whitfield County Thursday surveying the damage to determine the type of tornado. The storms ignited a tornado warning for Ford and Iroquois counties until 5:15 p.m.
Maximum wind speeds were estimated to be around 90 miles per hour, and an RV camper was moved about 20 yards from its original location, according to the statement. Several other trees were snapped near Creekwood Lane Northeast before the tornado lifted. The tornadoes were both produced by the same storm and categorized as EF-0, with maximum wind speeds at 75 miles per hour, according to the statement.
The National Weather Service also issued a Tornado Warning for three IL counties, including southeastern Livingston County, Ford County, and southwestern Iroquois County.
An EF-0 tornado touched down at 11:16 a.m near Ellijay and snapped several large trees.