Light snow forecasted for late Thu-Fri AM

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring light snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Updated Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Updated Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Updated Thursday at 3:40 […]

Winter Weather Advisory: Thursday noon-Friday 6am

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Updated Thursday at 12:20 p.m. Updated Thursday at 6:00 a.m. Winter weather advisory begins today […]

Snow ending; portion of I-39 closed due to 100+ vehicle crashes

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring rain, icy conditions, and possible snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information. Updated Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The snow is starting to come to an end, according […]

Snow moves out tonight, sun returns Friday

URBANA  – A daylong winter storm brought rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow to Central Illinois on Thursday. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard talked with Illinois Newsroom’s Reginald Hardwick about when the winter storm will leave the Champaign-Urbana area and the weekend warm-up. Hardwick: What will travel conditions be like tonight? Pritchard: We’re expecting the evening commute […]

Volunteers clear snow to reopen safe bus stops, sidewalks

URBANA — During snowstorms, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District calls on both employees and volunteers to “plow” the sidewalks. Cynthia Hoyle chairs the C-U Safe Routes to School Project. The project coordinates volunteer “snow angels,” who commit to clearing snow from stretches of sidewalk near them. “Because you can’t get compliance by fining people. You […]

Central Illinois begins digging out from snow

CHAMPAIGN – Snowblowers and shovels were in action across Central Illinois on Friday. People are digging out after a two-day winter storm that brought 8 to 12 inches of snow to Champaign-Urbana, Danville, Decatur, Springfield, Bloomington and most parts of central Illinois. According to a tweet from the Illinois State Climatologist, the snowstorm erased major […]

More snow expected to move in after midnight, impacting areas south of I-72 and Danville

This story was updated Thursday at 2:00 a.m. We will update as new weather information is posted. 2:15 am — Snow becoming widespread again, mainly near/south of I-72, with an icy mix in southeast Illinois. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/QPSshcSGzI — NWS Lincoln IL (@NWSLincolnIL) February 3, 2022 Another round of snow is expected Thursday morning, focused on […]

Light snow covers Champaign-Urbana

This post was updated Saturday at 11:15 a.m. It will be updated as the National Weather Service updates its forecasts. URBANA – Meteorologists are predicting Central Illinois will receive measurable snowfall on Friday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from Friday at 6:00 p.m. until Saturday at noon […]

Wintry weather in Central Illinois midweek

This post was updated Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. It will be updated as the National Weather Service updates its forecasts. CHAMPAIGN – Forecasters say blowing snow is possible Tuesday night. Windy weather will move into Central Illinois on Wednesday, followed by much colder weather on Thursday.

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 […]

Snowplow Crews Labor To Clear Snow From C-U Streets

URBANA – Local governments in the Champaign-Urbana area all have crews out, working to clear streets of the snow that fell on central Illinois Monday and Monday night. Public Works staff with both Champaign and Urbana began work on keeping the roads clear on Sunday night, during the first wave of snowfall.  Crews give priority […]

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 […]

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, […]

Central Illinois Under Winter Weather Advisory; Cancellations Underway

CHAMPAIGN – The National Weather Service Central Illinois office said on Wednesday afternoon that our area can expect snow into Thursday morning. However, rain will dominate southeast Illinois with freezing rain and sleet will be possible near I-70 Wednesday night which will lower snow accumulations there. Farther north snow will become lighter overnight and taper […]