Central Illinois is a region of Illinois extending south from Chicagoland along the border with Indiana. It includes Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, LaSalle, Livingston, McLean, and Shelby counties.
The climate of Central Illinois is humid continental and the area experiences all four seasons. Snow is common in the winter months and while the counties vary in snowfall rate, most receive about twenty inches of snow annually. With all precipitation combined, most counties receive about 38 inches of rain and snow annually. Severe weather is common in the region and tornados are common during the spring and summer months. Rare blizzards can happen in parts of Central Illinois in Winter. The weather of Central Illinois affects the crop season as well, droughts can sometimes happen in summer and fall causing harm to the soybean and corn crops in the region.