Most of East Central Illinois is under a dense fog advisory once again Thursday morning, except for Ford and Iroquois Counties.
The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday.
Visibility could be one quarter mile or less at times, with rapid changes in visibility that will cause hazardous driving conditions.
10:50 a.m. update
The fog advisory has been canceled for all area counties except Ford and Iroquois. It remains in effect for those counties until 12 p.m. Wednesday.
9 a.m. Update
The dense fog advisory has been extended for a portion of East Central Illinois until noon Wednesday.
It doesn't take a thermometer to figure out it's unseasonably warm.
All those golfers give it away.
"It's like it's May already," MIKE WALLNER said Monday afternoon.
The University of Illinois' director of golf said more than 450 rounds were played over the weekend, with Monday's total expected to be about 175.
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for all of East Central Illinois except Ford and Iroquois counties until 10 a.m. Monday.
The weather service said visibility will be one-quarter mile in spots. So you should take precautions while driving: drive slowly, turn your headlights on, and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
Some numbers of note after a meteorologically wild couple of days:
— State Climatologist JIM ANGEL said the 3 inches of snow Champaign-Urbana received on Wednesday nearly doubled the year's snowfall total: "We got 1.6 inches in January and nothing to speak of in February until Wednesday."
9 p.m. update
Illinois State Police are reporting two crashes with injuries on area interstates.
Trooper Tracy Lillard said officers are on the scene of accidents on Interstate 57 southbound at mile marker 250, near Rantoul, and Interstate 74 eastbound on the east side of Danville. Both involve injuries and lane blockages.
The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory until 1 a.m. Tuesday for the following counties: Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Edgar, Coles, Macon, Moultrie, DeWitt and Piatt.
The weather service said visibility could get down to a quarter-mile in spots. So you should be careful while driving, including giving extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
As toasty as it was Saturday — a C-U record 64 degrees — I figured spring can't be too far away.
Not so fast, JIM ANGEL says. The state climatologist, while pointing out that the average temperature in January is 6.9 degrees above normal, reminded me that there's a lot of winter left.