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Frost advisory issued for East Central Illinois

A frost advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois for the overnight hours Sunday.

For Ford and Iroquois counties, the advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday.  For the rest of East Central Illinois, the advisory is in effect from 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday.

Updated: flood advisories issued for area counties

NEW 7:50 p.m. Thursday:

A flood advisory is in effect for northwestern DeWitt County until 9:30 p.m. Thursday and for northwestern Iroquois County until 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

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A flood advisory for urban and small streams has been issued for Champaign County and west central Vermilion County until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Weather service issues warning

From the National Weather Service:

Updated: flood, thunderstorm advisories issued for East Central Illinois

NEW 3:35 p.m. Wednesday:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for East Central Illinois until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for East Central Illinois.

Updated: severe thunderstorm watch issued East Central Illinois

New 3:45 p.m. Friday:

The severe thunderstorm watch has been extended to all of East Central Illinois except Edgar County until 9 p.m. Friday.

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Original story:

August a bit warmer than June, July

CHAMPAIGN — August was the warmest month in a moderately cool meteorological summer, according to statistics from the Illinois State Water Survey.

The average temperature in August in Champaign-Urbana was 73.6 degrees, making it slightly warmer than June (73.4) and July (70).

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for three area counties

From the National Weather Service:
 

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

NEW 4:30 p.m. Monday:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 11 p.m. Monday for the following counties:  Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion.

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Original story:

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties: Macon, Moultrie, Coles and Shelby.

Updated: Heat, flood advisories issued for area counties

New 10:30 a.m. Friday:

A flood advisory has been issued for Ford and southern Iroquois counties until 2 p.m. Friday.

Friday's rain is expected to cause some minor flooding of streams and low-lying areas.  You should avoid driving over a flooded area and secure outdoor items so they're not swept away.

New 5:40 p.m. Thursday:

Top of the Morning, Aug. 7, 2014

You would be hard-pressed to find a busier place than Jim and Carol Scott's basement in Gifford.

That's where their son Derin Scott, his wife and their and five kids — ages 2, 6 (twins), 14 and 17 — have been living since November's tornado. It resembles the scene in "Willy Wonka," where four grandparents snuggled in a single bed.