A Soggy Day Across Central Illinois


Widespread rain was the theme of the morning into the late afternoon hours across central Illinois. A low pressure system passing by to our north drove a cold front through the area helping to produce the rains. An upper level disturbance rotated back across the state during the late evening and overnight hours kept the threat for scattered showers going.  

The heaviest of the rains fell just north of Champaign in Ford and Iroquois counties. There was another pocket in northern Macoupin, southern Morgan and southern Sangamon counties according to Doppler estimates. 

Totals sent in from viewers today tell about the same story with the highest reading east of US-51. DeLand 1.25" and Clinton at 1.10", while at WAND, Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz says right at 1" fell on the south side of Decatur. 

Fultz says some isolated showers are possible tomorrow but nothing like what the area saw today. He says the biggest issue in the forecast is the cold air expected to return Friday night into Saturday. 

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