Areas Affected: Champaign; Clark; Coles; De Witt; Douglas; Edgar; Macon; Marshall; McLean; Moultrie; Piatt; Vermilion; Woodford
...A PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS THIS MORNING... In the wake of a line of showers and thunderstorms which moved through earlier this morning, winds have significantly increased over portions of east central Illinois. The Decatur airport reported a wind gust of 52 mph shortly before 8 am, and a 48 mph gust was reported at the Champaign airport just after 830 am. Expect wind gusts of 40-50 mph for a couple more hours, before tapering off a bit late this morning. However, gusts of 35 mph or higher are likely to continue into the afternoon, especially north of Champaign and Danville.