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Snow relatively scarce in C-U in recent years

CHAMPAIGN — It's been a long time since Champaign-Urbana experienced a big winter storm.

Last winter's greatest snowstorm, according to the Illinois State Water Survey, was just 4 inches on Jan. 13. The season's snowfall total was just 10.9 inches, plus another half-inch in the spring.

East Central Illinois crews prepared for snow

CHAMPAIGN — While many families spent Tuesday celebrating the Christmas holiday, some area public works departments were getting ready for snow to arrive in East Central Illinois.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby and Vermilion counties from midnight to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Winter weather advisory issued for the area

CHAMPAIGN — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight to 6 p.m. Wednesday for Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby and Vermilion counties.

Snow is expected to begin shortly after 3 a.m. around Champaign and Danville and will continue through the morning hours on Wednesday, according to the advisory.

Forecast calls for winter storm with chance of white Christmas

CHAMPAIGN — Wintry weather this week could make holiday travel plans difficult, the National Weather Service reports, but those hoping for a white Christmas could have their wishes granted toward the end of the day.

Christmas night could bring snow, hazardous travel conditions

CHAMPAIGN — Wintry weather this week could make holiday travel plans difficult, the National Weather Service reports, but those hoping for a white Christmas could have their wishes granted toward the end of the day.

Updated: Power outages reported across area

Updated 9:45 p.m. Thursday

Scattered power outages are affecting hundreds of residents of East Central Illinois.

Ameren reports on its outage website that power is out for about 600 customers in Champaign, mostly in ZIP codes 61821 and 61822. Also affected by the outage are Savoy.

Multiple weather advisories out for East Central Illinois

Three separate weather advisories are out for East Central Illinois, as we're expected to get a dose of winter weather on Thursday afternoon.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect until midnight Thursday for McLean, DeWitt and Macon Counties.

Cities ready for potential storm

CHAMPAIGN — As a winter storm system moving into central Illinois threatens to end Champaign-Urbana's snowless streak on Thursday, city public works crews say they are prepared for anything nature throws at them.

They have been for weeks, but the plows haven't rolled out of the garages yet.

High wind advisories issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a pair of wind advisories for East Central Illinois on Thursday.

From 3-9 p.m., the following counties are under a High Wind Warning:  Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Piatt, Macon, DeWitt, McLean, Moultrie and Shelby.

Rain possible Monday; Snow could fall later this week

CHAMPAIGN — Monday afternoon could bring showers, according to the National Weather Service, and Champaign-Urbana could see some flakes fall before the end of the week.

The start of the work week could be cloudy with a high temperature around 44 degrees, and the weather service forecasts a 30 percent chance of rain during the day, mainly after noon.