By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A tornado warning was issued Monday afternoon for north central Iroquois County south of the Kankakee area.

The warning is in effect until 3:15 p.m. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located at 2:48 p.m. over Ashkum, moving northeast at 15 mph.

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The National Weather Service warned that rotation has tightened considerably on the storm, which was spotted just east of I-57 between Ashkum and Danforth and could produce a tornado at any time.

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Soaking downpours and gusty storms are likely south of I-80 through sunset, CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reported.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff