Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

A freezing rain advisory has been issued for DeWitt County on Saturday.  Two-tenths of an inch of ice is expected.

Earlier, the National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties until 7 p.m. Friday.  Visibility may be less than one quarter mile in some locations.  You should drive slow in foggy areas.

Also earlier, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Piatt, Macon, Moultrie and Shelby counties from late Friday night until early Sunday morning.

Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate flood watch from Saturday morning through late Saturday night.

The forecast calls for two to three inches of rain, with higher amounts possible in some areas.  This rainfall, combined with the melting snow and saturated ground, will cause flooding due to excessive runoff.

You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take action if there is flooding in your area.  Precautions include securing outdoor items so they are not swept away and not driving over flooded roadways.

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