It was a perfect summer day to float the Middle Fork River — sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s.
URBANA — Zainab Susi of Mahomet was talking on FaceTime with her sister in Pakistan on Friday morning and complained about the heavy rains that day.
Meanwhile, her sister was in the midst of a scorching heat wave in Karachi.
"She said, 'I wish we could get this rain,'" Susi said of her sister's response. "I wish I could just send this rain to them."
New 3:50 p.m. Friday:
A flood advisory for urban and small streams has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 11 p.m. Friday.
New 2:15 p.m. Friday:
A flood advisory has been issued for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt and central Piatt counties until 6 p.m. Friday. More from the National Weather Service:
A flash flood watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon.
More from the National Weather Service:
New 4:07 p.m. Monday:
A tornado watch has been issued for Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Coles, Douglas, Moultrie, Piatt and Ford counties until 11 p.m. Monday.
You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.
New 4:15 p.m. Friday:
From the Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency:
A flash flood warning has been issued for north central Ford County and Iroquois County until 9 p.m. Thursday.
The National Weather Service said two inches of rain have already fallen in these areas as of 3 p.m. Thursday, and two more inches are possible. This will lead to flash flooding.
You should not drive over a flooded roadway and secure outdoor items.
New 9:30 a.m. Tuesday:
A flash flood watch has been issued for Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties from Tuesday night until Wednesday night. More from the National Weather Service:
On a night with a big golf tournament, the Tony Awards and a potentially historic comeback in the NBA Finals, one major story dominated local news stations: the weather.
DANVILLE — City officials are asking Danville residents to report as soon as possible any sinkholes or drainage problems stemming from storms and flooding earlier in the week that haven't already been identified.