Severe weather struck the metro-east Sunday afternoon, bringing golf ball-sized hail to the area around 3 p.m.
A tornado watch was issued at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, cautioning people that the conditions may be favorable for a tornado to develop until 7 p.m. Most of Southern Illinois was under the watch.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Madison and St. Clair counties, warning of golf ball-sized hail and winds around 60 mph.
The post also told people to expect “hail damage to roofs, siding, windows and vehicles” and “wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.”
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Golf ball-sized hail began falling in the area between Troy and Collinsville around 2:50 p.m and lasted around 10 minutes.
Highland police issued a warning on their Facebook page around 3:15 p.m. for severe winds and hail headed for the area.
As of 3:20 p.m., the severe weather warning was in place until 3:45 p.m.
Reporter Curt Libbra contributed to this report.