Colder air rushing into Central Illinois

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring winds and storms on Tuesday. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Tuesday at 9:35 p.m. Temperature observations from the last three hours show sharply cooler air spilling into the area as a cold front moves through Illinois. Temperatures dropped about 20 degrees at Galesburg […]

Live blog: Snow falling in Central Illinois

Meteorologists are predicting snowfall on Tuesday, November 15. This is a live blog of stories and social media posts: Listen for coverage on WILL-AM 580 + FM 90.9 between 6-9am and 4-7pm. Also, follow meteorologist Andrew Pritchard here: Chambana Weather. Check current road conditions on Illinois highways here: IDOT Winter Conditions. Updated Tuesday at 8:00 […]

High Wind Warning in effect in Central Illinois

Updated Saturday at 7:55 a.m. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in Central Illinois until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. According to meteorologists, wind gusts over 50 miles per hour will blow through Central Illinois between 3:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturday. A Wind Advisory is in effect. People are encourage to bring lightweight items […]

USDA designates Champaign & Vermilion counties as primary natural disaster areas

After severe droughts in July and August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Champaign and Vermilion counties as primary natural disaster areas. With that announcement, farmers with 30% crop loss, can apply for low-interest, emergency loans. This can help replace equipment or refinance certain debts. John Gehrke heads the loan program at the USDA Illinois […]

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Updated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. The Latest on Hurricane Ian: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rain and overflow from rivers is causing severe flooding near parts of Florida’s Atlantic coast as storm Ian makes its way back out to sea, officials said Thursday. The Daytona Beach region is experiencing “historic flooding” that includes water in people’s […]

Hurricane Ian strengthens to a Category 3 storm as it takes aim at Florida

WASHINGTON — Hurricane Ian is projected to bring a perilous storm surge and winds as strong as 140 mph when it nears Florida’s Gulf Coast in the middle of this week, the National Hurricane Center said on Monday. Ian strengthened into a major Category 3 storm as of 5 a.m. ET Tuesday, recording maximum sustained […]

Storm brings heavy rain, winds into C-U

URBANA – Severe storms early Monday brought hail, heavy rain and high winds through central Illinois. Around 1:00 a.m., the National Weather Service office in Lincoln issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Champaign county. Within the hour, heavy rain poured down on Champaign-Urbana. Large hail was also reported in Mahomet. The National Weather Service reports […]

All of Puerto Rico is without electricity as Hurricane Fiona pummels the island

Updated September 18, 2022 at 7:23 PM ET Hurricane Fiona made landfall in southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon, as the entire island continues to reel from the knockout of its electricity grid. Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said the damage on the island is “catastrophic in many areas,” calling it a “very delicate and […]

Storms bring heavy rain to Central Illinois

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring severe storm potentional on Monday. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says strong thunderstorms is tracking across the region, producing strong wind gusts, rain and hail. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Tuesday 1:30 a.m. URBANA – Destructive winds and flash flooding kept many […]

Southern Illinois storm spares lives, spoils soybeans

NEWTON — Parts of southern Illinois are recovering after a sudden storm dropped about ten inches of rain and hail in less than 24 hours. No one was injured in Jasper County, according to the sheriff’s department. The casualties in this flash flood were the crops. Farmer Richard Ochs says he expects the remaining flood […]

Storms cause flooding in Central Illinois communities

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring flooding on Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says a complex of strong thunderstorms is tracking southeast across the region, producing strong wind gusts and dumping several inches of rainfall. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated at 11:15 am: WAND-TV reports several […]

Hot and humid weather returns to Central Illinois this week

URBANA – Meteorologists are warning that dangerous heat will return to Central Illinois this week. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says daily afternoon highs will be in the 90s by midweek. Combined with high humidity, the heat index, or what it will feel like outside, will range from 100 to 110 degrees. Forecasters […]