Strong Storms Possible On Sunday Afternoon

This is a severe weather blog for June 27, 2021. It will be updated throughout the afternoon. Updated at 5:58 p.m. Updated at 5:00 p.m. Updated at 12:15 p.m. For the third straight day, the National Weather Service in Central Illinois is predicting strong to severe thunderstorms for the Champaign-Urbana area and surrounding communities. Storms […]

Severe Storms Possible In Central IL This Weekend

Below are posts as the Illinois Newsroom followed the developing weather situation early Saturday morning. Updated Saturday at 4:24 a.m. After heavy rain and winds passed through Central Illinois early Saturday morning, but the National Weather Service says more severe storms are in the forecast for the weekend.  The main severe weather concerns will be […]

Friday 1-7pm: Heat Advisory Issued For Central/Southern IL

URBANA – The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Heat Advisory tomorrow from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for central and southern Illinois. Heat indices are expected to peak at 104 degrees tomorrow in Champaign.  According to the National Weather Service, The heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature […]

Weather Service: 4 Tornadoes Confirmed In Central Illinois

MECHANICSBURG — The National Weather Service said Tuesday that four tornadoes touched down Monday evening in central Illinois but no damage was reported as the storms swept across farm fields and open areas. One tornado touchdown was confirmed Arenzville in Cass County, while three others were confirmed in Sangamon County – one near Pleasant Plains, […]

Work Continues To Get C-U Weather Radio Station Back On Air

UPDATE: Champaign’s NOAA Weather Radio station could be back on the air in a couple of months. The National Weather Service office in Lincoln announced Thursday, March 11, that a new lease has been signed on a transmitting tower for WXJ-76. The station broadcasts weather information from Champaign to a nine county area. But it’s […]

News Around Illinois – July 16, 2020

At Least 36 Students Test Positive For Virus After Camps LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (AP) — At least three dozen high school students in northern Illinois have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after some attending summer sports camps showed symptoms of the disease. Investigations and contact tracing of the infections are tied to the camps […]

News Around Illinois – March 30, 2020

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Governor Vows To Increase Testing As COVID-19 Cases Surge CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois will soon more than double the number of COVID-19 tests it can administer each day as the number of cases in the state surged. Public health officials announced 1,105 new cases, including 18 deaths on Sunday. Overall, Illinois has […]

Snow Forecasted For Central Illinois Wednesday PM-Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Illinois, including Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Decatur.  It is in effect Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-Thursday 10:00 a.m.  Meteorologists are predicting the area will receive 4-to-6 inches of snow.  Snowfall will be at its heaviest on Wednesday night. The advisory area includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, […]