With the cold and snow behind us, AccuWeather's expert team of long-range forecasters are looking ahead to the summer months.
LINCOLN — The National Weather Service says damaging winds and large hail are possible across Central Illinois starting Monday afternoon.
Winds of up to 70 mph are possible, as well as "brief tornadoes," the agency said.
LINCOLN — The
National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Central Illinois.
According to the meteorologists, thunderstorms are likely throughout the area beginning Monday evening.
"These storms could be severe, with hail over an inch and damaging winds of 60 to 70 mph," the weather service stated. "A brief tornado touchdown is also possible."
Scattered thunderstorms are possible on Tuesday and again Thursday afternoon.
Monday's temperatures are expected to reach into the upper 70s, with winds from the southwest at 5 to 11 mph, and gusts as high as 20 mph.
United States to, Restrict Travel From India, Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases. Joe Biden’s administration is set to ban all travel from India into the United States starting Tuesday. . White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the news on Friday. . Psaki said the decision to restrict travel was based on advice from the CDC and due India’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases. . She also cited the concerning fact that “multiple [COVID-19] variants” are circulating in the country. On the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration will restrict travel from India starting immediately. The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high Covid-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India, Jen Psaki, via 'WSJ'. According to the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ an administration official disclosed that the ban would not apply to some individuals. . This includes U.S. citizens, permanent residents and other exempted individuals such as humanitarian workers. . Those individuals would still be required to meet current quarantine and testing requirements that are in place for international travelers. . The U.S. now joins the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France and Australia in restricting travel from India. . India reported an additional 386,452 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the country’s total caseload to more than 18 million.
9 films set or filmed in Illinois (but not Chicago)
The 1984 Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell movie was filmed in Pontiac.
The 1993 film starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell was filmed mainly in
Woodstock, Illinois, which stood in for Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation'
The 1989 film takes place in an anonymous Illinois suburb. The 1983 precursor also features shots of the state.
'Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird'
At the movies
Films set or filmed in Illinois (but not Chicago)
The 2016 film starring Michael Keaton about Ray Kroc and the origins of McDonald's was set in Illinois, where the company is based.
The 1993 film has
Dr. Richard Kimble heading to an Illinois prison for killing his wife.
The John Hughes collection
The prolific John Hughes set many of his of films in suburban Chicago, including "Home Alone," "Breakfast Club," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Sixteen Candles," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "She's Having a Baby," and "Uncle Buck."
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