Friday, January 18, 2013
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Gusty winds today followed by frigid temps to start week

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[January 18, 2013]  The National Weather Service in Lincoln released a hazardous weather outlook at 5:30 a.m. Friday for portions of central Illinois. This outlook is for the counties of Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Fulton, Knox, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion and Woodford:

Friday and Friday night

South to southwest winds will likely gust to between 30 and 40 mph Friday, causing some difficulty for high-profile vehicles, especially on east-west roadways. Look for the winds to slowly diminish later this evening.

Saturday through Thursday

Gusty south to southwest winds will continue on Saturday with gusts as high as 35 mph at times.

An arctic air mass will arrive later Sunday and into early next week, bringing the coldest weather so far this winter. High temperatures will reach only the mid to upper teens Monday and Tuesday, while overnight lows plunge into the single digits. Wind chill values could drop as low as 10 below zero Monday night.


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[Text from National Weather Service, Lincoln office]

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