UI homecoming parade called off

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has canceled tonight’s homecoming parade because of cold and wet weather.

The parade was scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m. near Sixth and Armory streets in Champaign and wind through Campustown.

Frost advisory issued for northern counties

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Temperatures will dip into the mid 30s, so bring your plants indoors or cover them.

Frost advisory issued for for 1 a.m. Friday

A Frost Advisory has been issued for a portion of East Central Illinois.

The advisory includes Champaign, DeWitt, Piatt, and Vermilion counties from 1 to 8 a.m. Friday, while Ford and Iroquois counties are under one from 1 to 9 a.m. Friday.

Sensitive outdoor plants and vegetation may be damaged or killed if left uncovered or not brought indoors.

Severe thunderstorm warning expires

The National Weather Service says northeastern Champaign County and northern Vermilion County are under a severe thunderstorm warning until Saturday at 2:15 p.m.

There are 60 mile per hour wind gusts and quarter size hail associated with this storm.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 25, 2018

Ahead of the winter season, News-Gazette Media is rolling out a new method for schools, churches and other organizations to report closings and cancellations.

Just Askin' | Predicting seasonal weather

Q: What's the forecast for this winter?

A: We don't really know at this point.

The Old Farmer's Almanac (founded 1792) is predicting a warm and wet winter, and the Farmer's Almanac (founded 1818) is predicting a "biting cold, snowy" winter.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 15, 2018

With all this talk of a warmer-than-usual winter — woolly worms, persimmon seeds and News-Gazette Media meteorologist GREG SOULJE all point to one — we tapped another reliable source just in case: the Old Farmer's Almanac.

UPDATED: Dense fog advisory ends

9 a.m. Update

The dense fog advisory is no longer in effect.


7:30 a.m. Update

The National Weather Service says that Coles, Edgar and Vermilion counties are under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Tropical storm's remnants filled up rain gauges in C-U, Illinois

Thanks to the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, Champaign-Urbana — and the state of Illinois as a whole — have already topped the average rainfall mark for September.

Champaign-based state climatologist Jim Angel said 3.49 inches of rain fell locally over the weekend. C-U’s normal for the whole month is 3.13 inches.

UPDATED: flash flood warning issued

New 2:22 p.m. Friday:

A flash flood warning is in effect for Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt and Macon counties until 8 p.m. Friday.


Original story:

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties until Sunday morning.