‘Oppressive heat and humidity’ continues through Wednesday PM

URBANA – The National Weather Service says heat indices in Central Illinois will hover around 105-110 degrees Monday through Wednesday of this week. The NWS office in Lincoln placed Champaign, De Witt, Piatt, Sangamon, Vermilion, and many other central, east-central, and southern Illinois counties under a Heat Advisory, starting Monday at noon until Wednesday at […]

Central Illinois under Thunderstorm Watch until 7pm

CHAMPAIGN – A line of storms crossed Illinois on Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois placed the area, including Champaign-Urbana, under a Thunderstorm Watch until 7:00 p.m. Forecasters say winds with gusts as high as 70 miles per hour, ping pong size hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Updated at 2:20 […]

Severe weather risk downgraded for this afternoon

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a threat of severe storms on Wednesday that is forecasted by the National Weather Service in Central Illinois and other meteorologists. Tornadoes, high winds, and large hail are possible in East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Forecasters […]

Strong winds and storms expected today

CHAMPAIGN – Meteorologists say strong winds, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour, followed by thunderstorms will impact Central Illinois today. The National Weather Service says a Wind Advisory is in effect Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and Decatur areas should expect peak wind gusts 45 to 50 mph. […]

Light snow forecasted for late Thu-Fri AM

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring light snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Updated Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Updated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Updated Thursday at 3:40 […]

Winter Weather Advisory: Thursday noon-Friday 6am

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Updated Thursday at 12:20 p.m. Updated Thursday at 6:00 a.m. Winter weather advisory begins today […]

Snow ending; portion of I-39 closed due to 100+ vehicle crashes

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring rain, icy conditions, and possible snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The snow is starting to come to an end, according […]

Snow moves out tonight, sun returns Friday

URBANA  – A daylong winter storm brought rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow to Central Illinois on Thursday. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard talked with Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick about when the winter storm will leave the Champaign-Urbana area and the weekend warm-up. Hardwick: What will travel conditions be like tonight? Pritchard: We’re expecting the evening commute […]

Weather related closings for Thursday, February 17

URBANA — Many cities, schools, and other organizations are announcing closings and cancellations because of possible flooding, icy conditions, and snow in central Illinois. We will include as many of them as possible in this article, organized by location. The following closures are for Thursday, February 17: Champaign Champaign Head Start Public Schools – dismissing at […]

Volunteers clear snow to reopen safe bus stops, sidewalks

URBANA — During snowstorms, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District calls on both employees and volunteers to “plow” the sidewalks. Cynthia Hoyle chairs the C-U Safe Routes to School Project. The project coordinates volunteer “snow angels,” who commit to clearing snow from stretches of sidewalk near them. “Because you can’t get compliance by fining people. You […]

Central Illinois begins digging out from snow

CHAMPAIGN – Snowblowers and shovels were in action across Central Illinois on Friday. People are digging out after a two-day winter storm that brought 8 to 12 inches of snow to Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Bloomington and most parts of central Illinois. According to a tweet from the Illinois State Climatologist, the snowstorm erased major […]

Trip to vet turns into snowbound journey for Vermilion County family

DANVILLE – When a Vermilion county woman tried to take her dog to the vet on Thursday, the normally short trip took a lot longer on a snow-packed highway. After hearing her German Shepherd Juno whine in pain, dog owner Melissa Bolin loaded up the sick pup and her sister-in-law Aimee in her vehicle. They drove […]

Winter storm closings and cancellations

For Thursday, February 17 closure information, visit here URBANA — Many cities, schools and other organizations are announcing closings and cancellations because of heavy snow in central Illinois. We will include as many of them as possible in this article, organized by location. The following closures are for Friday, February 4: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign […]

More snow expected to move in after midnight, impacting areas south of I-72 and Danville

This story was updated Thursday at 2:00 a.m. We will update as new weather information is posted. 2:15 am — Snow becoming widespread again, mainly near/south of I-72, with an icy mix in southeast Illinois. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/QPSshcSGzI — NWS Lincoln IL (@NWSLincolnIL) February 3, 2022 Another round of snow is expected Thursday morning, focused on […]