DELIGHTFUL WEATHER HANGS TOUGH OVER ILLINOIS
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Central Illinois is in the midst of a very quiet, dry weather pattern. A massive dome of high pressure extends from the Great Lakes into the Nation's Midsection providing ample sunshine and cooler than usual temperatures for mid-Illinois. A few weak disturbances will try to drift across the high pressure ridge, but being moisture-starved and lacking much energy, these disturbances will do little aside from producing a few more puffy cumulus clouds from time to time.
Look for partly to mostly sunny skies through the rest of the week along with temperatures running about 5 to 10 degrees below normal with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the 50s. The weekend offers more of the same with mostly sunny skies for both Saturday and Sunday and slightly warmer temperatures with highs moderating into the low 80s.
The next chance for rain comes early next week with scattered showers possible for Monday and Tuesday with highs topping out in the low 80s.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 70s Wednesday through Saturday; and, low 80s Sunday through Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid to upper 50s Wednesday through Saturday night; and, low 60s Sunday and Monday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
COOL, VERY PLEASANT LATE AUGUST WEATHER
Champaign (WCCU) - Now, we begin a stretch of pleasant weather which will take us through the end of the work week, through the weekend and into early next week as well. The details of the forecast are simple through the period as well. Expect full sunshine to partly cloudy skies each day of the next 6 days, with mostly clear skies as night. Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below average with lows in the mid 50s and highs in the upper 70s. Enjoy!
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