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Updated: dense fog advisory extended

3:09 p.m. update

The dense fog advisory has been extended until 10 p.m. Monday for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt, Piatt, Ford and Iroquois counties.

In these areas, visibility will be one-quarter mile or less.  So slow down, use your headlights and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

2:48 p.m. update

Updated: Foggy Friday extends into weekend

New 6:16 a.m. Saturday:

The dense fog advisory has been expanded to include all of East Central Illinois.

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Original story 6:20 p.m. Friday:

The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Piatt, Coles, Edgar and Shelby counties until noon Saturday.

Month brought above-average precipitation, warmth

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana had its sixth-wettest and 11th-warmest November in weather history last month, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.

Officially there was 5.1 inches of precipitation in November (including 1.8 inches of snow), more than an inch above the November average of 3.68 inches.

Flood watch issued for southern counties

A flood watch is in effect for Macon, Moultrie, Coles and Shelby counties through Tuesday night.

Three inches of rain are possible in these areas, and that may lead to flooding.  Be sure not to drive over a flooded road.  And bring outdoor items inside so they are not washed away.

Two years after tornado, Gifford blossoming anew

GIFFORD — Only two years removed from a tornado that destroyed or caused major damage to 70 homes, this northeastern Champaign County village has moved on.

There will be no events this week marking the anniversary of the Nov. 17, 2013, storm that sliced a diagonal line through the center of the village of 900. Remarkably, no one died or was seriously injured.

Updated: multiple weather advisories in effect for East Central Illinois

New 7:30 p.m. Wednesday:

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Ford and Iroquois counties until 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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Original story:

A wind advisory has been issued for East Central Illinois from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Thursday.

November's weather numbers positively peachy

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Sunday's high — which, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, was 11 degrees north of the average for Nov. 1.

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Average high for the last day of November: "The average low goes from 38 degrees on Nov. 1 to 26 degrees on Nov. 30," Angel said.

Updated: red flag warning expires for area counties

New 12:22 p.m. Monday:

Monday's red flag warning has been expanded to include Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt and Piatt counties.  Ford and Iroquois counties remain under the advisory, which runs until 7 p.m.

Updated: Sunday freeze warning issued for East Central Illinois

New 4:35 p.m. Saturday:

A freeze warning has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.

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New 9:40 a.m. Friday:

Coming Saturday: Season's first frost

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