ENJOYING A DRY SPELL
Spriingfield (WRSP) - Wednesday's storm system is out of the picture and the weather across central Illinois will be quiet at least for a short spell. Friday will bring a mix of clouds and sun, but expect increasing clouds during the afternoon with a chance for scattered showers and storms to break out late in the evening. A new storm system will move up from the southern plains and then slide out of Missouri bringing another round of wet weather to central Illinois just in time for the weekend.
Expect periods of showers and storms for both Saturday and Sunday, and the clouds and rain will inhibit temperatures from warming up too much. Instead, look for high temperatures to be running about 5 degrees cooler than normal for late April with afternoon readings only in the low to mid 60s.
By Monday, high pressure will build southward across the Great Lakes and Illinois bringing sunshine back into the picture, and the dry weather will prevail through Wednesday until more rain returns later in the work week.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 70s Thursday; upper 60s Friday; low to mid 60s Saturday and Sunday; upper 60s Monday; and, low 70s Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 40s Thursday night; low to mid 50s Friday and Saturday night; upper 40s Sunday and Monday night; and, low 50s Tuesday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team Chief Meteorologist
Rolling Through an Active Weather Week
Urbana (WCCU)-After some early in the day chances for showers and possible storms on Thursday, we expect a lull in the rain/storm threat until the weekend. We expect a lull for late Thursday into Friday. Friday will see a mix of clouds and sun....with highs only in the low to mid 60s.
By Saturday, a center of low pressure presently in the southern Rockies, will move into the southern Plains during the last days of the workweek and eventually move to the northeast. This will bring additional rain and thunderstorms to the area over the weekend and for the upcoming Illinois Marathon. This weekend appears to be wet with showers/storms. The best chance for thunderstorms will be during the late afternoon and evening on Saturday....especially south of I-72.
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Doug Quick - Storm Team Weather Anchor
Today's Record Temperatures