Multiple tornadoes have touched down Sunday afternoon with catastrophic damage and injuries across the Midwest. 

The Storm Prediction Center placed much of the Midwest in a "Particularly Dangerous Situation" or PDS, which is a rare high risk likelihood of tornadoes occurring in that area.

Several tornadoes have touched down near central Illinois, in cities such as Washington and Peoria to name a few. There, the scene is utter devastation with entire neighborhoods wiped out.

The line of storms will continue marching east toward the region overnight.


The worst storms and damaging with risk will stay northwest of the WDBJ7 coverage area. However, a line of showers and embedded storms is expected to move east after midnight with localized damaging wind gusts possible.

We're not expecting anything like what they are seeing in the Midwest today, however, it's good to keep close check of the weather and SIGN UP FOR FREE SEVERE WEATHER TEXT ALERTS.

Rain will exit our region around sunrise Monday, with breezy and cooler conditions to follow.