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Updated: flood advisories in effect Tuesday

NEW 10:25 a.m. Tuesday:

A flood advisory has been issued for southeastern Iroquois County until 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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Original story:

A flash flood warning is in effect for southwestern Edgar County until 11:45 a.m. Tuesday and for northern Vermilion County until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Updated: Tornado watch for Ford and Iroquois counties

Update: 4:50 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Ford and Iroquois counties.

The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for a portion of East Central Illinois.

July weather: Back to normal

CHAMPAIGN — After unusually wet conditions in May and June, Champaign-Urbana returned to relatively normal weather in July.

The Illinois State Water Survey reported that precipitation for the month was about a half-inch below the normal of 4.7 inches, and that the mean temperature was 1.3 degrees below normal.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for three area counties

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Piatt, northeastern Macon and southeastern DeWitt counties until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service said 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter-sized hail are possible.  You should monitor the weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter.

Heat advisory issued for Tuesday

A heat advisory has been issued for DeWitt, Piatt, Moultrie, Coles and Shelby counties from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather service said the heat index will be in the 105 to 110 range.  You should limit your time outdoors, wear loose-fitting clothes, drink plenty of water and check on pets and the elderly.

Heat advisory in effect for East Central Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect for our entire listening area until Saturday night.

For Champaign, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Shelby and Vermilion counties, the advisory runs until 7 p.m. Saturday. Ford and Iroquois counties are under the advisory until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Updated: flood, thunderstorm advisories issued for East Central Illinois

New 5 p.m.:

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, Champaign, Macon, Piatt and DeWitt counties until midnight.

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Original story:

A flash flood watch is in effect for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt and Piatt counties until 1 a.m. Friday.

Updated: weather advisories for the area

Update 4:20 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect for all of East Central Illinois except Coles, Moultrie and Shelby counties until 11 p.m. Monday.

Update 10:05 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southern Vermilion County until 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Update 9:40 a.m.

Top of the morning, July 13, 2015

The climate sure has changed. In the last three years.

In the second week of July 2012, parts of Page 1 were occupied by news of a worsening drought in Illinois and across the Midwest.

Updated: weather advisories roundup

A roundup of weather advisories for 7/11/15:

*  Severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Piatt, southeastern Macon and northern Moultrie counties until 11:15 p.m.

*  Flash flood warning for north central Ford and Iroquois counties until 2 a.m.

*  Flash flood watch for DeWitt County until Sunday afternoon