TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Emergency officials have declared a tornado watch for our Illinois counties that will remain in place until 6 p.m. (CST).

WTWO Meteorologist Dan Reynolds said a line of storms moving from the St. Louis area will hit the western part of our viewing area around 4 p.m. (EST). The line of storms is moving quickly and should be over the Terre Haute metro area right around 5:30 p.m. (EST).

The storms are due to a warm front that’s hitting the area headed northward out of the southern states.

Main threats associated with this system will be high winds, brief heavy rain, possible hail, and frequent lightning.

Follow MyWabashValley.com for updates and tune in to WTWO and WAWV news this evening Chief Meteorologist Jesse Walker will update viewers as the system moves through the area.