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Frigid Temperatures for Parts of Central and Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding for Gulf Coast and Hawaii

An arctic cold front will continue to plunge southward through the Plains, Mississippi Valley and the Northwest quadrant of the U.S. through tonight. Well below normal temperatures are expected along with dangerous wind chills. A wintry mix will develop over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. Meanwhile, heavy rain, flooding and thunderstorms are forecast over much of the Gulf Coast and Hawaii. Read More >


Severe thunderstorms rapidly developed from the Illinois River Valley into east central Illinois early in the afternoon on Sunday June 10, 2018. The thunderstorms started to produce wind damage in southern Tazewell County between Noon and 1 pm CDT. After 1 pm CDT, a line of thunderstorms began to form which produced wind damage in a large part of central Illinois from Bloomington through Clinton to Champaign /Urbana. Several areas of rotation on the leading edge of the line of storms developed from Bloomington/Normal to Champaign/Urbana. One of these produced two brief tornado touchdowns on the southwest edge of Champaign that damaged house roofs, and knocked down trees and power poles. Several rounds of thunderstorms produced damage in Vermilion County, The line of storms continued to produce damage from west of Decatur toward Paris before exiting the region around 4 pm.

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Photo by Melinda Emmerd
Wall cloud/rotation approaching Champaign
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