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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. Heavy rain is also expected. Champaign-Urbana could receive more than an inch of rain. Severe weather including dime size hail and isolated brief tornadoes are possiblee from Mattoon southward.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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