Amazon, OSHA promise review after tornado wrecks warehouse

EDWARDSVILLE, Il.  — The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration said Monday it has opened an investigation into the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, after it was struck by a tornado on Friday, leaving six people dead and another hospitalized. OSHA will look into whether workplace safety rules were followed. OSHA inspectors, […]

Crews search rubble after 6 die at Illinois Amazon facility

CHICAGO — Search efforts at an Amazon facility in Illinois where at least six people were killed in a tornado are expected to take several days. But authorities don’t expect to find more survivors and the local coroner says there are no pending reports of missing people related to the building collapse. The company has […]

Latest: EF-2 tornadoes caused damage in Shelby, Moultrie and Coles Counties

Updated Saturday at 10:45 p.m.  SHELBY COUNTY – On Saturday, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Central Illinois said an EF-2 tornado caused destruction in Shelby, Moultrie and Coles counties. So far, no injuries have been reported. According to the NWS, EF-2 tornadoes have winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour. They cause […]

Kentucky governor: Storms may have killed at least 70 people

MAYFIELD, Ky.  — Kentucky’s governor says he fears tornadoes have killed 70 people in the state and the death toll may exceed 100. Gov. Andy Beshear said Saturday that a twister had touched down for more than 200 miles in the state. Severe storms moved through the area Friday night and caused catastrophic damage across […]

December 10, 2021 Tornado Tracker

Updated Sunday at 10:45 p.m. NWS Central Illinois surveyed 4 tornadoes from Dec 10th. Please note the information on the Herrick Tornado only includes the portion of the track that occurred in the NWS Central Illinois county warning area (CWA). The tornado initially developed in NWS St Louis CWA. – National Weather Service A fourth […]

Several tornado warned storms charge across Central IL

Updated Saturday at 12:35 a.m. URBANA – Meteorologists issued several tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings on Friday evening. An approaching cold front and warm moist air clashed, spawning severe weather in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky late Friday. There are early reports of damage in the Illinois towns of Windsor and Gays in Moultrie County […]

Tornado Watch for Central Illinois until Monday 1am

Updated Sunday 7:40 p.m. URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois is forecasting heavy rains and severe storms, including possible tornadoes, late Sunday. Because of the predicted weather, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of Central Illinois from Sunday 1:00 a.m. to Monday 7:00 a.m. Springfield, Decatur, and Mattoon are […]

Strong storms bring rain and tornadoes to Central Illinois

Updated Monday at 7:15 p.m. URBANA – Meteorologists in Central Illinois are warning people to stay weather aware for strong to severe storms on Monday afternoon and evening. A tornado watch has been issued for Northern Illinois and parts of western Indiana until 9:00 p.m. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard, who forecasts the weather for Illinois Public […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Champaign & Vermilion Counties Until 7pm

This story will be updated as new National Weather Service Alerts come in. URBANA – The National Weather Service has placed central Illinois under a severe thunderstorm watch. The area includes Champaign, De Witt, Ford, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. Meteorologists say the biggest threats will be high winds, large hail, and frequent lightning.    

Heat Advisory Continues; Strong Storms Possible Too

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URBANA – Meteorologists say dangerous heat and possibly strong thunderstorms will continue in Central Illinois on Thursday. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Heat Advisory until 8:00 p.m. It is the third advisory this week.  Forecasters also say there could be strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening,  with the main […]

Dangerous Heat And Severe Weather Possible On Thursday

URBANA – Meteorologists are warning you to find a cool place and shelter from storms on Thursday. Heat indices (what the temperature will feel like) in Champaign-Urbana are predicted to top 107 degrees. After the high heat and humidity, there are chances of severe weather. The National Weather Service Central Illinois says potential severe weather […]

Stormy Skies Possible This Weekend

URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois advises that you stay weather aware this weekend. Strong thunderstorms are possible late Friday night into Saturday morning. Damaging wind gusts, embedded tornadoes and large hail are possible. That could be followed this weekend with heavy rain. The Champaign-Urbana area could receive between two and three […]

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 Prompt Warnings Across Central Illinois

This is a severe weather blog for June 26, 2021. It will be updated throughout the afternoon. Updated at 6:52 p.m. Updated at 6:42 p.m. The National Weather Service extended the Tornado Watch until 9:00 PM CDT for Vermilion, Champaign, Moultrie and Douglas Counties.  Updated at 6:25 p.m. Updated at 6:05 p.m. Updated at 5:56 […]

Central Illinois Faces Friday Afternoon Storms, Tornadoes and Floods

Updated Friday at 10:50 p.m. Updated Friday at 10:22 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:56 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:52 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:32 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:21 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:18 p.m. Updated Friday at 8:00 p.m. There are no reports of major damage or injuries after a brief tornado in Central […]