The National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties.
Updated 11 a.m. Friday.
Champaign and Urbana have activated their snow-removal rules, following Thursday night's storm.
UPDATED 11:15 p.m.
CHAMPAIGN — Area snow plow drivers were scheduled to work throughout the night to keep streets and roads clear of snow, with additional crews available to take over on Friday if necessary.
DANVILLE — Due to expected snow and ice, Danville Mass Transit is cancelling two evening trips on its “10 Danville-Champaign” route today (Thursday, Feb. 21), according to a news release from DMT.
Updated 3:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued several advisories in advance of the winter weather that is forecast for Thursday afternoon and Friday.
Macon County is under a winter storm warning until 6 a.m. Friday. Three to five inches of snow and one tenth of an inch of ice is forecast for this area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois Counties from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday.
In those areas, snow accumulation of three to five inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch are expected. A period of heavy snow with rates of one inch per hour is expected late Thursday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois from noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Counties under the advisory include Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby, Moultrie, Piatt, Macon, DeWitt and McLean.
Update 3:15 PM:
The wind advisory for most of East Central Illinois has been canceled, but it remains in effect for Ford and Iroquois Counties until 6 p.m. Monday night.
The National Weather Service says strong winds out of the west will continue through this evening, with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.
CHAMPAIGN — January was warmer and wetter than normal, according to weather statistics from the Illinois State Water Survey.
ASHMORE — Strong winds from a storm damaged several buildings at a John Deere dealership in Ashmore late Tuesday night.
Nobody was reported hurt.
Josh Long, store manager for the John Deere facility, said the storm blew through town between 10:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.