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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.