A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 this evening for the
counties of Peoria, Marshall, Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean,
Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass,
Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon, Moultrie,
Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby, including the cities of Peoria,
Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville,
Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon
Timing: Winds will continue to increase
through the morning hours and reach advisory criteria from midday
through the afternoon hours.
Winds: South winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts above 45 mph
will be common.
Impacts: Loose outdoor objects such as lawn furniture and
garbage cans will blow around. Driving may be a challenge this
afternoon, especially with high-profile vehicles on east-west roads.
Precautionary, preparedness actions: A wind advisory means
that sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts above 45 mph are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for
high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
See wind warnings and advisories by area:
[Text from National Weather Service,