Slushy roads causing travel problems

Once a cold front moves through Central Illinois late this afternoon, temperatures will drop to or just below freezing over most of the area.

Rain will change over to freezing rain and sleet, then to light snow during the evening along Interstate 72, with the transition to a wintry
mix of precipitation shifting southeast as the night wears on.

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

A winter weather advisory has been issued for all counties in East Central Illinois except DeWitt.  For Ford and Iroquois counties, the advisory runs until 6 p.m. Saturday.  For the rest of the counties, it's in effect from 9 p.m. Friday through noon Saturday.

DeWitt County is under a winter storm warning from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Illinoisans warned about weather, travel

State police and transportation officials have issued warnings about travel this weekend with another winter storm arriving.
State police in District 10 at Pesotum say roads through the area could become snow- and ice-covered, with a winter storm watch scheduled to take effect at 9 p.m.
Friday and lasting through Saturday evening at 6.

Updated: winter storm watch issued for East Central Illinois

A winter storm watch has been issued for Ford, Iroquois, Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt, Piatt and Macon counties in effect from Friday night through Saturday afternoon.

LIVE weather Monday

NEW: 5 p.m.
Let the school cancellations begin. 
Urbana schools called classes off for Tuesday, superintendent Don Owen writing: "Please dress warmly and be safe, if you have to go outside."
Champaign followed suit soon thereafter.
NEW 3:55 p.m.: National Weather Service predicting a low of between

Cold weather roundup

Following is a collection of news and notes related to the latest cold snap forecast to hit East Central Illinois this week.  If you have useful cold weather information to add, leave a comment on this story.  If you have a closing or cancellation to report, call 217-351-5300 or e-mail  A school cancellation report requires a code

Updated: wind chill advisory issued

A wind chill advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois.

For Ford and Iroquois counties, it's in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday through noon Thursday.  For the rest of East Central Illinois, it's in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday through noon Friday.

Also, a winter weather advisory is in effect for Ford and Iroquois counties until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Today's weather updates

UPDATED 4:42 p.m.: Illinois State Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 74 near Danville that injured a Florida man and closed down traffic in the eastbound lanes on Tuesday.

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Updated: winter weather advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a portion of East Central Illinois.

The advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday for Champaign, Ford, Douglas, Edgar, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties.

For DeWitt and Piatt Counties, it's in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.