(WAND) - Multiple confirmed tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in central Illinois Monday evening, per the National Weather Service. 

NWS officials in Lincoln said a tornado was located near Pleasant Plains (12 miles northwest of Springfield) and moving east at 30 miles per hour. 

Another NWS report said a confirmed tornado was located near Mechanicsburg, or 15 miles east of Springfield, at 6:15 p.m. It was moving east at 35 miles per hour at that time. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down over Niantic at 6:35 p.m. This is 11 miles west of Decatur. NWS officials said it is moving east at 35 miles per hour. At 7:04 p.m., the tornado was over Mount Zion. 

Tornado warnings in the viewing area had expired as of 8:40 p.m. Monday.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are still in effect until 9 p.m. for the following areas: 

  • Southeastern Coles County 
  • Southwestern Edgar County 
  • Northwestern Clark County
  • Southwestern Coles County
  • Southeastern Moultrie County 
  • East central Shelby County 
  • Northwestern Cumberland County 

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