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WEATHER ALERT: Hurricane Beryl’s to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to Illinois

Winter Weather Advisory: Thursday noon-Friday 6am

Illinois Public Media News is monitoring a winter storm that the National Weather Service in Central Illinois expects to bring snow to East Central Illinois. We will update this post with the latest forecast information.

Updated Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Updated Thursday at 12:20 p.m.

Updated Thursday at 6:00 a.m.

Winter weather advisory begins today at noon. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard expects cloudy with a wintry mix of light snow and freezing rain and a high of 31 degrees. Snow accumulation of around 1 inch is possible, with ice accumulation of less than 1/10th of an inch.  The Illinois Department of Transportation’s map shows snow-covered roads in Macon County and partially snow-covered in Champaign and Vermilion Counties. 

Hardwick, Reginald Cleve


Updated Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

Updated Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

URBANA – More wintry weather is on the way to Central Illinois. Meteorologist Andrew Pritchard expects snow to begin tonight but it will not be a repeat of the last two storms. Pritchard expects Champaign-Urbana will receive only an inch of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to go into effect Thursday at noon for Champaign, Danville, Decatur and most of Central Illinois. It will last until Friday at 6:00 a.m.  A snowstorm last week brought 4-5 inches of snow to Champaign-Urbana. A storm on February 1-3 left 13 inches of snow in Champaign, according to the National Weather Service.

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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director at Illinois Public Media. He oversees daily newscasts and online stories. He also manages The 21st Show, a live, weekday talk show that airs on 7 NPR stations throughout Illinois. He is the executive producer of IPM's annual environmental TV special "State of Change." And he is the co-creator of Illinois Soul, IPM's Black-focused audio service that launched in February 2024. Before arriving at IPM in 2019, he served as News Director at WKAR in East Lansing and spent 17 years as a TV news producer and manager at KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas/Fort Worth. Reginald is the recipient of three Edward R. Murrow regional awards, seven regional Emmy awards, and multiple honors from the National Association of Black Journalists. Born in Vietnam, Reginald grew up in Colorado and is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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