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Update: dense fog advisory expired

A portion of East Central Illinois is under a dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. Monday.

The advisory impacts Champaign, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt and Vermilion counties.

The National Weather Service says dense fog and temperatures well below freezing, will result in freezing fog, creating or enhancing slippery travel conditions.

C-U should receive up to 4 inches of snow

CHAMPAIGN — According to WDWS meteorologist Greg Soulje, Champaign-Urbana should receive between two and four inches by the time the current snowfall ends.

WAND meteorologist J.C. Fultz said C-U already had 2 inches as of 6 p.m. Sunday.

The most snow our area ever received on April 1 was 4.3 inches, a record set in 1962.

Flood watch for most of East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for most of East Central Illinois from Monday evening through late Tuesday night.

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

In Champaign and Vermilion Counties, the rain will combine with the rapid melting of a very wet snow pack.

Winter weather advisories in play this weekend

A winter storm warning is in effect for Champaign and Vermilion Counties until 10 p.m. Saturday.

A winter storm watch is in effect from late Friday night through Saturday afternoon for Ford and Iroquois Counties.

Winter weather advisory expires for northern counties

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ford and Iroquois counties until 8 a.m. Saturday.

Wet snow and ice will make travel hazardous.

Slick roadways lead to accidents

Illinois State Police are responding to several accidents Tuesday morning due to slick roadways in some spots across East Central Illinois.

Accidents have backed up traffic at Interstate 74 eastbound near Danville, I-74 westbound near Oakwood and I-72 eastbound near Decatur.

UPDATE: 16-year-old dies when Amtrak train hits car in Humboldt

UPDATE, 1 p.m. Friday:

HUMBOLDT — The Coles County Coroner said a 16-year-old boy was killed Friday morning when his car was struck by a southbound Amtrak train in Humboldt, about halfway between Arcola and Mattoon.

Coroner Ed Schniers said John Nisbet III was killed around 8 a.m. Friday. Schniers said Nisbet was the only person in the car.

It's a nice day for a drive with March on the horizon

A monsoon one week, majestic the next. That's central Illinois weather for you. Here are a few numbers of note as the calendar turns to March:

UPDATE: flood watch issued for southern counties

UPDATE, 11:27 a.m. Friday:

A flood watch has been issued for Coles, Edgar, and Shelby counties until Saturday night. Two inches of rain are expected in these areas.

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UPDATE, 12:49 a.m. Friday:

Rauner declares Vermilion, Iroquois, Kankakee counties disaster areas

DANVILLE — On Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office declared Vermilion, Iroquois and Kankakee counties disaster areas due to flooding earlier in the week.