Tornado warning in effect in Champaign area Tuesday morning

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Tornado warning in effect in Champaign area Tuesday morning

A heavy thunderstorm passes over Champaign along Wright St. on Aug. 20.

A heavy thunderstorm passes over Champaign along Wright St. on Aug. 20.

Tyler Panlilio

A heavy thunderstorm passes over Champaign along Wright St. on Aug. 20.

Tyler Panlilio

Tyler Panlilio

A heavy thunderstorm passes over Champaign along Wright St. on Aug. 20.

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

An Illini Alert was sent out on Tuesday around 11:07 a.m. informing recipients of an active tornado warning, and people in the area should take shelter immediately.

The Illini Alert also said more information will be available soon.

Update: Around 11:22 a.m., an Illini Alert was sent out to inform recipients that the tornado threat has passed.

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