Tornado Warning Expires for Lee, LaSalle Counties | NBC Chicago

Tornado Warning Expires for Lee, LaSalle Counties

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    The Tornado Warning issued for southeastern Lee and northwestern LaSalle Counties in central Illinois has expired.

    The warning was set to expire at 6:15 p.m., but it ended early just before 6 p.m. The affected area included the towns of Compton and West Brooklyn.

    A funnel was spotted near Interstate-39, but there are no confirmed reports that it has touched the ground. The storm does not appear to be headed for the city of Chicago.

    A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted about eight miles southeast of Ashton and 11 miles south of Rochelle, according to the National Weather Service.