7:25 p.m. From the National Weather Service
There's a better than 50 percent chance that Champaign-Urbana has seen its last freezing temperature of the spring, but it's not a certainty.
Even with a seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service showing temperatures no lower than 39 degrees, it's not a sure thing that a plant-killing frost won't occur in the next couple of weeks.
Another freeze warning has been issued for the southern part of our area.
It's in effect for Shelby, Moultrie and Coles counties from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Overnight temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s. So you should bring your plants inside.
Freeze warning to the south
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Shelby, Moultrie and Coles counties in effect from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to lower 30s. You should bring any sensitive plants inside.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch from Wednesday evening to Friday morning for the following counites: Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Shelby, Moultrie, Macon, DeWitt and Piatt.
Rain is expected to begin on Wednesday night and continue off and on through Thursday night. Three to four inches of rain is expected.
CHAMPAIGN — For the fifth consecutive month, temperatures in Champaign-Urbana were below normal.
The average March temperature was 34.8 degrees, about 5.2 degrees below normal. It was the 14th-coldest March in local weather history.
But it wasn't as cold as in February (9.9 degrees below normal) or January (5.6 below normal).
NEW 3:10 p.m. Tuesday: A winter storm warning has been issued for Ford and Iroquois counties from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
LINCOLN - The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
A winter storm watch has been issued for Ford and Iroquois Counties in effect from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon.
The National Weather Service said rain will turn to snow late Tuesday night, with six or more inches of snow possible. Also, wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour will cause blowing and drifting snow, which will make travel hazardous.
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