The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a freeze warning
in effect from midnight Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday 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, Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark,
Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence, including
the cities of Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Havana,
Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville, Springfield,
Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Effingham,
Flora and Lawrenceville.
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Temperatures will drop to freezing by midnight Wednesday, with
lows in the middle to upper 20s by daybreak Thursday. A widespread
hard freeze is expected across the area. Temperatures will rise back
to freezing around 9 a.m. Thursday.
Temperatures well below freezing are expected each night through
the weekend. Subsequent freeze warnings will be issued each night
temperatures are forecast to drop below 28 degrees.
A freeze warning means subfreezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive
vegetation. Tender plants should either be covered or taken indoors
the next several nights.
[Text from announcement received from
the Emergency Email