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 […]

Illinois just experienced one of its warmest Decembers on record

URBANA – If you felt like December’s weather was mild – you’re right. According to provisional data, December 2021 was the fifth warmest December on record. The average statewide temperature was 39.4 degrees Fahrenheit – more than nine degrees above average. It was the warmest December on record in Carbondale, the third warmest in St. […]

Warming centers open as bitter cold descends on Central Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Many Central Illinois communities are opening warming centers so people without regular shelter are not exposed to subzero temperatures settling into the area. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois forecasts a low around 10 degrees and wind chill values as low as -4 on Wednesday night/Thursday morning in Champaign Urbana. Temperatures will […]

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 […]

Dozens are feared dead as tornadoes hit Midwestern and Southern U.S.

Updated Saturday at 7:45 a.m. EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — Tornadoes and severe weather caused catastrophic damage across multiple states late Friday, killing at least six people overnight as it tore through a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon facility in Illinois and a nursing home in Arkansas. The Kentucky governor said he feared dozens more could […]

Attention leaf peepers: Illinois releases Fall Color Report

SPRINGFIELD — Anyone looking for the best place to take in the fall foliage can now check out Illinois’ Fall Color Report. The newly released guide to peak times for spotting leaves turning color across Illinois is updated weekly. As of late September, the color report says the peak time for fall foliage will be […]

Hurricane Ida Traps Louisianans, Leaves The Grid In Shambles

NEW ORLEANS — A fearsome Hurricane Ida has left scores of coastal Louisiana residents trapped by floodwaters and pleading to be rescued, while making a shambles of the electrical grid across a wide swath of the state in the sweltering, late-summer heat. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the U.S. mainland has […]

Heat Advisory For Central Illinois Tuesday & Wednesday

Updated August 24 at 10:45 a.m. URBANA – The National Weather Service in Central Illinois issued a Heat Advisory that includes Tuesday and Wednesday. Illinois Public Media meteorologist Andrew Pritchard says another hot, muggy day ahead.  He forecasts afternoon heat index values will be around 100 to 105 degrees. Pritchard advises people to to get […]

Weather Service: “Oppressive Heat” Forecasted This Weekend

URBANA – Meterorologists in Central Illinois are urging people to take high temperatures and humidity levels seriously this weekend. The National Weather Service in Central Illinois says heat indices could rise as high as 105 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. Experts recommend that you avoid the outdoors and strenuous activities during the hottest part of […]

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 […]

Weather Causing Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Delays, State Says

SPRINGFIELD –  State officials have been notified that winter weather across much of the U.S. is causing delays in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine shipments, according to a Tuesday release. “To help offset delayed vaccine deliveries, the State of Illinois proactively ordered vaccine to be delivered to its Strategic National Stockpile Receipt, Store, and Stage site […]

News Around Illinois – June 11, 2020

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State Grants To Help Child Care Centers Reopen As Illinois begins to re-open, and people go back to work, they’ll need safe and reliable child care. That was the message Wednesday from Gov. JB Pritzker when he announced a sizeable portion of federal CARES Act funds will go to child care providers. At Skip-a-long Child […]

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. […]

News Around Illinois – June 3, 2020

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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 […]