Wind Chill Advisory Tue. 8pm-Wed. 9am; Danville Schools closed

This story was updated Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. We will update as new weather information is posted. URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The wind chill is the temperature it “feels like” outside when combined with wind. Wind chills in […]

Warming centers open as bitter cold descends on Central Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Many Central Illinois communities are opening warming centers so people without regular shelter are not exposed to subzero temperatures settling into the area. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois forecasts a low around 10 degrees and wind chill values as low as -4 on Wednesday night/Thursday morning in Champaign Urbana. Temperatures will […]

Forecasters: winter storm to bring snow & cold for New Year

Story updated Saturday at 10:10 p.m. – this story will be updated as the National Weather Service issues new forecasts. CHAMPAIGN – Meteorologists are forecasting snow and much colder air in Central Illinois this weekend. According to Twitter posts from the National Weather Service in Central Illinois, a winter storm will impact the state on […]

Pritzker Issues Statewide Disaster Proclamation Amid Winter Storms

SPRINGFIELD — Dangerous sub-zero temperatures and massive snow accumulation across Illinois prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation for the entire state on Tuesday. “I have directed my administration to use all resources at our disposal to keep our communities safe amid dangerous and ongoing winter weather,” Pritzker said in the news release. […]

Weather Causing Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Delays, State Says

SPRINGFIELD –  State officials have been notified that winter weather across much of the U.S. is causing delays in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine shipments, according to a Tuesday release. “To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile Receipt, Store, and Stage site […]

Winter Storm Warning For Central Illinois Sunday Night-Tuesday AM

CHAMPAIGN – The National Weather Service says Central Illinois could receive nearly a foot of snow and continue with subzero temperatures over the next 48 hours. The agency declared a Winter Storm Warning for Champaign, Christian, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon and Shelby Counties from Sunday at 6:00 p.m. until Tuesday […]

Icy Conditions & Wind Chills Prompt School And Road Closings

snow in Champaign

UPDATED Friday 7:15 a.m. – Icy conditions forced some roads to close in Central Illinois and some schools to close or delay opening on Friday. Much of the area is also under a Wind Chill Advisory. Here are the latest closures: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY Champaign Unit 4 Schools – Closed Friday Heritage Unit School District #8 […]