PERSISTENT PATTERN OF MUGGY SUMMERTIME HEAT AND THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE
Springfield (WRSP) - There's seemingly no let up in the summertime heat and humidity and that muggy airmass continues to provide the fuel for potentially heavy rains across Central Illinois.
Temperatures remain warm and muggy the next couple of days with daytime highs easily into the upper 80s Tuesday and "feels like" temperatures pushing into the low to mid 80s as a tropical-like airmass remains southward of stalled frontal boundary stretched across northern Illinois in the vicinity of the I-80 corridor.
The close proximity of that frontal boundary continues to touch off chances for widely scattered showers and storms. Since steering currents remain rather weak, any storms developing Tuesday are likely be slow-movers with potentially locally heavy rain and the threat for flash flooding.
More widespread chances for showers and storms are expected Wednesday with the passage of a cold front. Rain chances will gradually diminish through the afternoon and a much welcomed retreat to cooler and noticeably less humid conditions can be expected by Thursday.
High pressure building south from the Great Lakes will dominate late week with abundant sunshine and pleasantly mild weather into the start of the holiday weekend. However, the extended outlook is beginning to point to the return of rain chances by late afternoon or early evening on Labor Day.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 80s Tuesday; low 80s Wednesday; upper 70s Thursday and Friday; low 80s Saturday; mid 80s Sunday; and, upper 80s Labor Day. Overnight lows will fall to the low 70s Tuesday night; mid to upper 50s Wednesday through Friday night; low 60s Saturday night; and, around 70 Sunday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team Meteorologist
CONTINUED CHANCES OF SHOWERS/STORMS
Champaign (WCCU)- Champaign (WCCU)- We're still anticipating an unsettled weather pattern for the next few days. We can expect more widespread rain and storms throughout the middle of the week. While not everyone will see rain/storms, some will receive torrential rainfall along with some strong gusty thunderstorm winds and maybe even some hail. Others will see fair weather, but with quite warm and humid conditions along with partly sunny to mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the 80s through Wednesday, lows in the upper 60s.
We should be back to fair weather beginning on Thursday through at least Saturday. Daytime highs will fall into the 70s for most of the period from Thursday through Saturday. Lows will fall back to the upper 50s....meaning a lot less humidity as well. Skies will be mostly sunny each day. We could see fair but warmer conditions through the rest of the Holiday weekend coming up....as highs return to the low 80s for Sunday and the Labor Day Holiday.
Be watching for us at the National Sweetcorn Parade in Hoopeston on Saturday morning.....and at the Danville and Westville Labor Day Parades on Monday! We'll be watching for you!
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