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UPDATED: Wind-chill warning issued for East Central Illinois

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m. Monday:

A wind-chill warning has replaced the wind-chill watch.

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Original story, published 8:23 a.m.:

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill watch for all of East Central Illinois.

UPDATE: Wind-chill advisory issued for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a wind-chill advisory for all of East Central Illinois from 6 p.m. Thursday to noon Friday.

The advisory includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

The weather service said the wind chill could reach 30 degrees below zero, so bundle up when outside.

UPDATE: Crashes bog down I-57 in Champaign County

9:45 A.M. UPDATE

This morning's icy conditions have led to multiple slideoffs and crashes on Interstate 57 in northern Champaign County, specifically beween mileposts 250 and 257 near Rantoul.

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8 A.M. UPDATE: Freezing rain has started in parts of Champaign County, state police urging motorists to use caution until conditions improve.

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UPDATED: Winter weather advisory extended to more counties

9:15 a.m. Update

The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory to more counties in East Central Illinois.

The advisory now includes Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Vermilion counties. It will be in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Winter storm warning issued

A winter storm warning will be in effect for a part of East Central Illinois on Saturday.

The National Weather Service said heavy snowfall is expected in Champaign, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion counties. DeWitt County is under the same warning from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Saturday. A total of 4 to 6 inches of snow is possible and winds are also expected to gust around 35 miles per hour.

Top of the Morning, Jan. 18, 2019

Want to see the only lunar eclipse of 2019 up close? Parkland College's Staerkel Planetarium has you covered.

The eclipse, set to begin at 9:13 p.m. our time Sunday, will last past midnight. Staerkel Director DAVE LEAKE said it will be visible from your own yard.

"No telescope is needed," Leake said.

UPDATED: Fog advisory expires; winter storm watch remains

Update 3:33 p.m. Thursday:

The dense fog advisory has expired.

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Update 2:10 p.m. Thursday:


The winter storm watch has been expanded to include all of East Central Illinois.

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Update 12:46 p.m. Thursday:

UI work crews getting ready to battle snow, ice this weekend

URBANA — The troops are ready: 125-plus employees armed with plows, shovels, snowblowers and brine.

Back-to-back weekend snowstorms and a wintry mix overnight have kept snow-removal crews at the University of Illinois busy during the first week of the semester.

Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday night

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For meteorologist Greg Soulje's weather blog, click here.

UPDATED: Dense fog advisory extended

8:45 a.m. Update

The National Weather Service has extended the dense fog advisory until noon today for most of East Central Illinois.

The advisory includes Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

Meanwhile, Ford and Iroquois counties remain under a dense fog advisory only until 9 this morning.

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