A wind advisory is in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday for the
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
Timing: Winds will increase through the morning hours and
reach advisory criteria from midday through the afternoon hours.
Winds: South winds of 25 to 40 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 for high-profile vehicles on east-west roads.
Precautionary, preparedness actions: A wind advisory means
that sustained winds of 30 mph are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use
[Text from National Weather Service,