MORE UP AND DOWN TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WORK WEEK
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Compared to how active it could be, central Illinois will be enjoying some pretty quiet weather for mid-December. No significant storm systems are slated for central Illinois over the next few days. Instead, a few fast moving weather disturbances will give mid-Illinois a glancing blow throughout the week, but these weather systems will be moisture-starved and produce little ,if any, precipitation.
Tonight features partly cloudy skies, but clouds will be on the increase on Wednesday as one of these disturbances will quickly sweep across our region. There could be a stray sprinkle or light snow flurry or two on Wednesday, but most of central Illinois will stay dry with partly to mostly cloudy skies and afternoon highs topping out in the low to mid 40s.
In the wake of this low pressure disturbance, temperatures will fall back to more seasonable readings with highs in the mid 30s for Thursday. Look for the remainder of the week to feature a mix of sun and clouds with just a slight chance for an isolated flurry or sprinkle with temperatures trying to recover. Highs will climb into the upper 30s on Friday but then rebound into the low 50s on Saturday and still hold in the upper 40s for Sunday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 30s Tuesday; mid 40s Wednesday; mid to upper 30s Thursday and Friday; low to mid 50s Saturday; and, upper 40s Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 20s Tuesday through Thursday night; and, low 30s Friday through Sunday night.
Cheryl Lemke-Storm Team Chief Meteorologist
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WITH A SUN/CLOUD MIX
Champaign(WCCU) -By Wednesday, we note the return to more reasonable temperatures, after an early morning low in the mid-teens. With increasing clouds and a slight chance of rain/snow showers during the afternoon/evening especially for those across the northern counties in the viewing area. Highs will increase to the mid to upper 30s. It'll be partly sunny on Thursday, but temperatures begin a steady trend which includes lows in the low to mid-20s and highs in the mid-30s through Friday. Skies will be mostly cloudy.
For the weekend, it'll be mostly sunny on Saturday and mostly cloudy on Sunday. Lows will be around 30 with daytime highs in the low to mid-40s.
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