For seven years, Derick Fabert's been telling us when we need a coat or an umbrella. But the WCIA chief meteorologist is hanging up his green screen.
Saturday's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon coverage will be Fabert's last day on the job.
New 8:22 p.m.:
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued:
A frost advisory is in effect for a portion of East Central Illinois from late Friday night through Saturday morning.
Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar, and Vermilion counties are under the advisory from 11 p.m Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. Low temperatures could be around 35 degrees. Unprotected sensitive outdoor vegetation could be damaged.
CHAMPAIGN — For the third month in a row and the 17th out of the last 19, temperatures were above average last month in Champaign-Urbana.
And the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center says there's a good chance April will be above average in Illinois and most of the rest of the country as well.
CHAMPAIGN — After a rainy Thursday filled with severe thunderstorm warnings, over 100 people packed into a Parkland College auditorium to learn how to spot tornadoes.
These volunteers play a key part of the process for emergency officials sounding tornado sirens.
New 6:29 p.m.
A flood advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 11:45 p.m. Thursday.
New 4:38 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northern Vermilion County until 5 p.m.
New 3:57 p.m.
FAIRMOUNT — There's plenty to do this time of year on the Rohrscheib family farm.
But Vern Rohrscheib and his daughter, Lynn, are putting all that on hold for a few days to load their hay bales to help fellow farmers and ranchers devastated by fires in Kansas.
— "We recovered — and our town is more beautiful than ever"
— "If we can make it through this, you can too"
— "You are stronger than you think, and you will make it through this"
New 9:54 a.m. Monday:
The winter-weather advisory for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt, Piatt and Macon counties has been extended until 7 p.m. Monday.
The winter-weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties has been extended until 1 p.m. Monday.
New 4:37 p.m. Sunday: