The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northern Jasper County in southeastern Illinois... Eastern Effingham County in south central Illinois... * Until 445 PM CDT * At 403 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Bible Grove, or 14 miles south of Effingham, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Trained weather spotters. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Effingham, Teutopolis, Watson, Dieterich, Edgewood, Montrose, Wheeler, Hidalgo, Mason, Yale, Rose Hill, Heartville, Gila, Effingham County Airport, Elliotstown and Latona. This includes the following highways... Interstate 57 between mile markers 144 and 167. Interstate 70 between mile markers 89 and 104. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.