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 […]

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 […]

Small Tornadoes Reported In Central Illinois

Updated Thursday at 3:07 p.m. Updated Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Updated Thursday at 2:57 p.m. URBANA – The Tornado Warning has been allowed to expire. Updated Thursday at 2:46 p.m. URBANA – A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 3:00 p.m. for Moultrie and Shelby Counties. The area includes Windsor, Findlay, and Gays. Another tornado […]

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, […]

Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes, Hail And Flooding To Central IL

Updated Monday at 9:10 p.m.  URBANA – No major damage has been reported after severe storms swept through Central Illinois Monday night. The National Weather Service reported multiple sightings of tornadoes in Sangamon, Macon, Moultrie and Coles counties. Golf ball size hail was reported in Montgomery County, south of Springfield. The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued […]

Snowy Weather Prompts Cancellations

URBANA — Central Illinois is under a Winter Storm Warning until 6 AM Tuesday, with snow accumulation forecast to total six to ten inches. Here’s a list of weather-related closings and cancellations: TUESDAY CLOSINGS:  Krannert Art Museum: Due to the weather, Krannert Art Museum is opening late at 1pm Tuesday. Urbana Park District: Due to […]

Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes And Heavy Rain To Central Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Severe thunderstorms in Illinois caused tornadoes and other hazards on Wednesday afternoon. Meterorologist Andrew Pritchard captured a picture of a large tornado around 5:20 p.m. in Divernon, a small community 16 miles south of Springfield in Sangamon County. “This was a large tornado that developed very quickly,” said Pritchard. “There was a little […]

News Around Illinois – June 9, 2020

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Remnants of Cristobal Will Bring Winds And Heavy Rains To Illinois Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by merging with another storm system to form a large cyclone. After drenching much of the South, forecasters now expect the storm to bring fierce winds and heavy rain to much of the Midwest by Tuesday. […]