The advisory is for the counties of Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall,
Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt,
Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon,
Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas and Edgar, including the cities
of Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln,
Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville
A tight pressure gradient around low pressure across
the Great Lakes is creating the gusty winds across central Illinois.
During the morning hours, winds gusting to around 45 mph at times
were expected, particularly across locations along and north of
Interstate 72. As the low pulls farther away from the region, winds
will gradually subside during the afternoon.
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A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph are
expected, with gusts to 45 mph. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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