Illinois Weather Trivia for February 5th
- A period of mild temperatures and rain on top of a melting snowpack led to widespread dense fog during the morning, closing numerous schools and causing many traffic accidents. One person in Vermilion County was killed in an accident. In the afternoon, thunderstorms formed along a warm front caused some severe weather south of I-70, with winds gusting from 60 to 70 mph. Flash flooding was reported on both sides of the front, due to the heavy rain and rapidly melting snow.
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