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A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four.  Peoria County's coroner says 31-year-old David A. Johnson of Ottawa died Wednesday of severe head trauma at a Peoria hospital.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Peoria County last night shortly after polling places closed for the Illinois primary election.

The Weather Channel

Strong storms in the Southern Plains overnight are offering a preview of bad weather expected in major cities across the Midwest later in the day.  That includes the greater Peoria Metro region.  The Storm Prediction Center says 57 million people live in an area with an "enhanced risk" of large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes this afternoon and evening. 

Cloud Rotation Peoria April 28th 2014

Apr 28, 2014

Cloud rotation over Bradley University on April 28th 2014.