The National Weather Service in Lincoln has confirmed at least 7 tornadoes developed in central and east central Illinois during the late afternoon hours of February 20th. Two reports of the confirmed tornadoes were in Sangamon County. An NWS Lincoln damage assessment team is still out doing surveys on the other tornadoes.
School administrators in Illinois say they're closely monitoring the forecast to decide whether to cancel or delay classes because of bone-chilling weather that's expected to hit the state. The cold is coming as many students are preparing to return to school following holiday break.
The National Weather Service says air temperatures below zero will be accompanied by dangerous wind chills Monday and Tuesday.