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.
New 5 p.m.:
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Ford, Iroquois, Vermilion, Champaign, Macon, Piatt and DeWitt counties until midnight.
A flash flood watch is in effect for Champaign, Vermilion, DeWitt and Piatt counties until 1 a.m. Friday.
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.
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.
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
The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning until 6 p.m. Thursday night for Ford and Iroquois counties.
Area emergency management agencies and law enforcement report that several roads remain closed due to flooding from runoff, after 3 to 5 inches of heavy rainfall hit the area overnight.
New 3:55 p.m. Tuesday:
Ford and Iroquois counties are under a separate flash flood watch from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.
A flash flood watch has been issued for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.
The end of June couldn't come soon enough for the folks running local golf courses.
The month's record-breaking rainfall drenched links across East Central Illinois, sending personnel scrambling to keep fairways and greens dry and even close their courses due to the wet stuff.
It was a perfect summer day to float the Middle Fork River — sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s.
URBANA — Zainab Susi of Mahomet was talking on FaceTime with her sister in Pakistan on Friday morning and complained about the heavy rains that day.
Meanwhile, her sister was in the midst of a scorching heat wave in Karachi.
"She said, 'I wish we could get this rain,'" Susi said of her sister's response. "I wish I could just send this rain to them."