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Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

NEW 5:20 p.m.

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April warmed things up

CHAMPAIGN — Breaking a five-month cooling streak, April temperatures in Champaign-Urbana were slightly above normal.

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

7:25 p.m. From the National Weather Service

No more frost for C-U? 'It all depends'

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 issued

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.

Updated: snow, lunar eclipse on the horizon tonight

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 forecast

April 3rd weather roundup

Following is a collection of news related to the severe storms that are forecast to hit East Central Illinois on Thursday.  If you have news to add, please leave a comment on this story.

The forecast

A look at the forecast and current conditions can be found here.

Flood watch issued for portion of East Central Illinois

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.

Mercury sank in March

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).

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

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.

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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.