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 […]

Powerful Derecho Leaves Path of Devastation Across Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa  — A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, Iowa and parts […]

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

News Around Illinois Cover

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. […]

News Around Illinois – June 3, 2020

News Around Illinois Cover

Scattered Severe Storms Possible On Wednesday More Than 900,000 COVID-19 Tests Conducted in Illinois To Date CHICAGO – Illinois reported 1,614 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 122,848. There were an additional 113 new deaths in the last day, with the total fatalities now more than 55,525. The […]

News Around Illinois – January 17, 2020

News Around Illinois Cover

Durbin And Duckworth Help Pass USMCA Trade Deal SPRINGFIELD – Both U.S. Senators from Illinois voted Thursday in favor of a new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Lawmakers negotiated bipartisan support for the measure. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) says the plan is good for farmers, manufacturers, and working people. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says Illinois is […]

Wicked Weekend Weather Threatens Several States

January 9, 2020 3:20 pm Forecast

[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and southern Illinois were under a flash flood watch on Thursday in anticipation of the drenching rains. [/perfectpullquote] UPDATED January 9 at 6:00 p.m.: A storm system expected to strike a handful of southern states this weekend is looking more and more […]