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Crews cleaning up after Tuesday storms

The Champaign Public Works Department is responding to the wind damage caused by Tuesday's storm.

Crews are focusing on clearing debris from traffic lanes and sidewalks to maintain access for vehicles and pedestrians.  They are also working to clear inlets in preparation for the storm forecast for today and tonight.

Updated: flood advisories linger into Wednesday

Updated:  4:10 p.m.

The flash flood watch for East Central Illinois has been canceled.  Instead, a flood advisory has been issued for Coles and southern Edgar Counties until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

A flash flood warning has also been issued for Coles and southern Edgar Counties until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has extended the severe thunderstorm watch until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Affected areas include Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, McLean, Moultire, Piatt and Will counties.

The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch is in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday for Ford and Iroquois counties.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for DeWitt and Macon Counties until 7 p.m. Monday.

Flood advisory for southern Champaign and Piatt counties

FLOOD ADVISORY

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has Issued An
* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for:
Southern Champaign county in East Central Illinois
Southern Piatt county in Central Illinois
* Until 5 pm CST.
* At 1245pm CST, National Weather Service Meteorologists Detected
Thunderstorms with Heavy Rainfall Across the Advisory Area. Doppler

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for:
Northern Champaign County in East Central Illinois
Northern Vermilion County in East Central Illinois
Until 12:15 p.m.

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

Updated:  3:30 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for east central Shelby County and southeastern Moultrie County until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for central Macon County until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

East Central Illinois spared major damage from Friday night storms

There was a lot of sound and fury with storms that blew through East Central Illinois late Friday night but apparently little property  damage.

High winds and heavy rain that pummelled the Springfield area around 8:30 p.m. appeared to have weakened as storms worked their way north and east.

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.