Update: severe thunderstorm watch expires

New 8:30 p.m.:

The watch has been allowed to expire early.


Original story:

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 10 p.m. Monday for the following counties in our area: Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Piatt, DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie and Shelby.

UI assessing flood damage at Krannert Center

This weekend's graduation ceremonies won't be affected by flooding damage at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and minor wind damage at Memorial Stadium during Wednesday night's storm, University of Illinois officials said.

Krannert spokeswoman Bridget Lee-Calfas said the flooding happened at around 9 p.m. as strong storms rolled through the area.

Flash flood watch

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday for Ford and Iroquois counties.

Multiple rounds of thunderstorms have produced heavy rainfall over much of the warned area since yesterday afternoon.

Rainfall is expected to taper off this morning.

April 2018's showers no help for May flowers

CHAMPAIGN — In a month normally known for its rain, April 2018 will be remembered for its snow.

Dangerous fire conditions today

The National Weather Service says part of East Central Illinois will be under dangerous fire conditions from noon Tuesday until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The red flag warning includes Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion counties.

Tom Kacich | April shivers into record books

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Slick roads leading to multiple crashes

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Illinois State Police are responding to multiple crashes on Interstate 74 on Monday morning.

More snow next weekend?

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CHAMPAIGN — This is supposed to be the week that Champaign-Urbana has its last spring freeze; the average date of the last 32-degree temperature locally coming on April 13 (Friday).

UPDATED: flood warning in effect for southern counties

New 4:24 p.m. Tuesday:

A flood warning has been issued until 3 a.m. for Coles County, Edgar County, and southeastern Douglas County until 3 a.m. Wednesday.


New 2:45 p.m. Tuesday:

A tornado watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for a portion of East Central Illinois. The counties included are: Coles, Douglas, Edgar, Moultrie and Shelby.

UPDATE: C-U gets 4.5 inches of snow

New Monday:

Snowfall totals from the National Weather Service:

Foosland - 6 inches
Clinton - 6 inches
Farmer City - 5.5 inches
Champaign - 4.5 inches
Danville - 4.3 inches
White Heath - 4.3 inches
Urbana - 4 inches
Savoy - 3.8 inches
Homer area - 3.5 inches
Herrick - 3.5 inches
Lane - 2.5 inches
Long Creek - 2 inches