MID-WEEK RAIN CHANCES
Springfield (WRSP) - The stretch of beautiful weather and dry conditions is coming to an end for central Illinois. A low pressure system is sliding out from the Upper Midwest and pressing towards Illinois bringing increasing clouds and the chance for rain. A few isolated showers will be possible tonight but the bulk of the rain holds off until Wednesday. Expect scattered showers and storms on Wednesday along with gusty winds. Severe weather is not a concern although there could be some vivid lightning and locally heavy rain from some of the thunderstorms. Current forecast models are suggesting precipitation totals to range between 1/10 to 1/2 inch of rain.
This low pressure system should depart on Thursday leaving behind mostly sunny skies across central Illinois by Thursday afternoon. Then the rest of the week into the weekend will be pretty quiet as well, as high pressure will be the dominant weather feature keeping Illinois stable and rain-free Friday through Halloween.
Temperatures look to be very seasonable or even a touch above normal the next several days with afternoon highs basically in the 60s and low 70s while overnight lows drop into the 40s and 50s.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 60s Wednesday; low 60s Thursday; mid 70s Friday and Saturday; low 70s Sunday; and, mid 70s Monday and Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 40s Wednesday and Thursday night; mid 60s Friday night; upper 50s Saturday and Sunday night; and, low 60s Monday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team Meteorologist
A TYPICAL AUTUMN WEEK
Champaign (WCCU)- On Wednesday an incoming weather system will bring chances for showers and possible afternoon thunderstorms along with some slightly cooler conditions for Thursday. Otherwise on Thursday, we'll see partly sunny skies and a high of only 58. By Friday an incoming warm front will bring warmer conditions as temperatures increase about 10-degrees from Thursday, topping out in the upper 60s.
Our overnight lows will be above average during much of the upcoming week. The rest of the week will see overnight lows in the 40s and even the mid 50s on Saturday morning. The weekend is looking to be partly cloudy each day with daytime highs in the low 60s.
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