New 9:51 a.m. Monday:
A freeze warning has been issued for several area counties on Tuesday. More from the National Weather Service:
March weather: By the numbers
Consecutive months in which temperatures have been above average. Over the long term, the average March temperature in Champaign-Urbana is 40 degrees. Last month, it was 47.8 degrees.
Below is a collection of East Central Illinois weather updates for Mar. 31, 2016. If you have weather news to share, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
New 2:17 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Vermilion County until 3 p.m.
New 1:54 p.m.
A wind advisory is in effect for Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour are possible. You should be careful while driving, especially in large vehicles on east-west roads. And you should tie down or bring inside your outdoor items so they are not blown away.
New 4:13 p.m. Tuesday:
A wind advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Gusts up to 45 miles per hour are possible.
A tornado watch has been issued for DeWitt, Piatt and Macon counties until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN — The city is asking residents to register their alarm systems ahead of the spring storm season, when false alarms are most common because of heavy rain and high winds.
Residents and businesses are required to register their systems, and face heavy fines if they fail to do so.
While the bilzzard warning expired at 9 p.m. Wedneday, a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 3 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.
UPDATED From National Weather Service:
Winter storm warning in effect from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday...
A wind advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois, running most of the day Friday.
For Ford and Iroquois counties, the advisory runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. For the rest of our area, the advisory runs from 6 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday.