A tree that was blown down in Peoria during Monday night's severe storms. (Photo courtesy facebook.com/WMBD31)
By Nick McClintock
BLOOMINGTON- Central Illinois was hit by strong winds and up to one-inch sized hail late Monday night.
Up to 2,000 customers were with without power for a brief period of time across Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.
Spotters in Peoria reported wind gusts of 54 mph along with quarter sized hail. The wind caused several trees to blow down across the area, including one in Creve Coeur, where a tree destroyed a fence.
A severe weather threat will once again affect Central Illinois Tuesday afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary severe weather risk.