Weather

Quinn asks for Douglas County disaster declaration

Governor Pat Quinn is expected to request a federal disaster declaration for Douglas County in connection with last month's heavy rains and flooding.

That's according to Patti Thompson, a spokesperson with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.  Thompson said it's unclear when Quinn will make that request.


Thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. Monday for most of Central Illinois.

Counties incuded in the watch are Champaign, Douglas, Vermilion, Coles,Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, and Edgar.

A thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms.


Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Central Coles County until 7:30 Thursday night.

More than two inches of rain has fallen since 3pm and another thunderstorm is expected to dump an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain on the area through 6 Thursday night.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for a portion of East Central Illinois.

The warning includes Western Champaign and Northern Piatt Counties until 3:00 Thursday afternoon. Quarter size hail, 60 mile per hour wind gusts, and lightning are expected with this storm.


Frost Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for a portion of East Central Illinois for Friday morning.
    The advisory is in effect from 1am to 8am, and includes Champaign, Coles, Douglas, Edgar and Vermilion Counties.
    Low temperatures are expected to range from 32 to 36 degrees.


More storms early this week; warmer weather on its way

CHAMPAIGN — The National Weather Service is forecasting that a warm Monday afternoon could give way to thunderstorms overnight into Tuesday, but warm and sunny days are following soon.


Freeze Warning and Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for all of East Central Illinois, except Ford and Iroquois Counties.

The warning is in effect from 3am to 7am Saturday morning. Overnight temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20's to around 30 degrees. The low temperatures could cause damage to early season crops and unprotected outdoor plants.


Weather advisories roundup

Several weather advisories are in effect for East Central Illinois.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Coles, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby, southeastern Champaign, and southwestern Vermilion counties until 8:30 p.m. Thursday.


Warnings issued on Vermilion, tributaries

DANVILLE - With local rivers already running high, local, state and national officials are warning area residents to stay away from waterways and to be prepared for flooding as weather reports predict heavy rains in the next 48 hours.


Tornado watch, other advisories issued

UPDATED 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

A tornado watch has been issued for East Central Illinois until midnight Wednesday night.

The watch inludes Champaign, Coles, Douglas, DeWitt, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion Counties.


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