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.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Sugar Creek at Milford in Iroquois County. It's in effect until Friday morning.
The weather service said the water level on the Sugar Creek was at around nine feet on Wednesday morning, and it's expected to double by Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for west central Macon County until 6 p.m. Tuesday. Be on the lookout for other weather advisories throughout the evening.
CHAMPAIGN — The National Weather Service has extended its dense fog advisory until 4 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the weather service, visibility will be one quarter of a mile or less, with some areas experiencing visibility dropping to near zero.
The National Weather has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Champaign, DeWitt, McLean, Piatt and Vermilion counties until 4am Tuesday morning and for Ford and Iroquois Counties until 6am Tuesday morning. Visibility will be one quarter of a mile or less, with some areas seeing visibility dropping to near zero.
CHAMPAIGN — Temperatures could get as high as 65 degrees early this week, but plenty of rain is expected, too, and cold temperatures will return by Thursday.
LINCOLN - The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a freezing rain advisory from 9am to 6pm
Accumulations of one- to two-tenths of an inch of ice can be expected.
The freezing rain will create icy conditions on untreated roads, bridges and overpasses, resulting in
hazardous driving conditions. Sidewalks and parking lots will likely become slick, making walking
CHAMPAIGN — East Central Illinois is enduring its first cold snap in 23 months as temperatures are forecast to remain below normal until Sunday.
Still, it could be much worse.