Wind advisory issued for Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for East Central Illinois from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Gusts up to 45 mile per hour are possible. So be careful while driving, and bring your lawn items inside.

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Winter weather advisory expires

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says there could be freezing drizzle and a glazing of ice on some roads, parking lots and sidewalks.

Use caution while driving and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.

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An unfamiliar sound for the season will come from the University of Illinois golf course sometime in the next few days — the hum of the lawnmower cutting the grass on the Orange and Blue Course greens.

"That's unheard of in December," Illinois golf course director Mike Wallner said.

Dense fog advisory issued for Thursday night

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Champaign, Vermilion, Piatt and DeWitt counties until 8 p.m. Thursday.

Visibility could drop to less than one-quarter mile. So be careful on the roads. Slow down and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

UPDATED: dense fog advisory extended until 2 p.m.

12:02 p.m. update:

The advisory has been extended until 2 p.m.


10:30 a.m. update:

A dense fog advisory is in effect for all of East Central Illinois until noon Monday.

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

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Wind advisory expires

The National Weather Service has extended the wind advisory for East Central Illinois until 9 a.m. Monday.

Gusts of 50 miles per hour are possible, and the high winds will be coupled with light snow. This will mean hazardous driving conditions and downed tree limbs.