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UPDATE: Tornado watch canceled; high-wind warning remains

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m. Thursday:

The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for the area, as storms have "rapidly pushed to the northeast."

The high-wind warning remains. Willard Airport in Savoy recorded a gust of 48 miles per hour Thursday afternoon.

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UPDATE, 12:42 p.m. Thursday:

Wind advisory issued for weekend in East Central Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Piatt, DeWitt, Macon, Shelby and Moultrie counties. It's in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday.

Gusts of 50 miles per hour are possible, leading to minor tree damage and hazardous driving. You should also bring your lawn and porch items inside.

Winter weather advisory remains in effect

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of East Central Illinois until 10 a.m. Friday.

The advisory includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow accumulations of up to two inches, along with a light glaze of ice.

In like a snow leopard

So much for March bringing warmer weather to C-U. A few nippy numbers of note, courtesy staff writer Tim Mitchell:

3 BELOW

How cold it got here Monday morning, breaking the record for the previous low for a March 4 in C-U — 1 degree, set in 2002.

Just Askin' | The importance of weather radios

Q: How vital are weather radios?

A: Whether you get a weather radio or not, Champaign County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator John Dwyer recommends having at least two different ways of receiving emergency alerts.

"You should have multiple ways of getting alerted," he said. "Don't rely on just one."

Winter weather advisory for all of East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service says all of East Central Illinois will be under a winter weather advisory starting Tuesday night.

The advisory will be in effect until noon Wednesday and includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

UPDATED: Latest weather advisories for the area

10:45 a.m. Update

The dense fog advisory has been cancelled.

 

9 a.m. Update

All of East Central Illinois will be under a wind advisory starting Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATED: winter weather advisory cancelled

12:20 p.m. update

The winter weather advisory for East Central Illinois has been cancelled.

 

9:15 a.m. update

Most of the area remains under a winter weather advisory.

UPDATED: wind advisory issued for of East Central Illinois

New 1 p.m. Thursday:

The weather service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois until 3 a.m. Friday.

Gusts could reach 50 miles per hour.

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Original story:

The National Weather Service says a dense fog advisory is in effect for all of East Central Illinois.

Leak from snow melt makes for sopping day at Danville Municipal Building

DANVILLE — Rapidly melting ice and snow on the roof of the Danville Municipal Building caused interior damage over the weekend when water got into the second floor and eventually made its way to some first-floor offices.

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