SUMMER LIKE DAYS ARE NUMBERED
Springfield (WRSP) - Saturday marks the 4th straight day with temperatures in the 90s. This unseasonably warm weather, which has been 15 degrees above average has been just shy of record highs. Weather conditions tonight says muggy with areas of fog developing, mainly in eastern Illinois.
Another very warm day Sunday with highs topping out in the upper 80s, slightly down from previous days thanks to additional cloud cover. Approaching cold front will create scattered thunderstorms Sunday afternoon after 3pm. Storms will be fairly progressive so flooding is not a concern, but there is a MARGINAL RISK for a few of our northern counties, mainly north of Beardstown to Monticello, to Watseka. Main risks would be a strong wind gust or small hail, but severe impacts are very limitied at best. rain totals will largely be less than ½". Rain chances will be over by midnight for central Illinois, closer to 3am Monday for eastern Illinois.
Monday will be much cooler as true fall like weather settles into the area. Highs in the low to mid 70s and dew points down into the 40s, which will feel incredibly dry. Winds will be quite strong gusting out of the northwest up to 30 mph. These winds will drive the fall like conditions into central Illinois very quickly, and it'll stay here all week long. Highs will increase from the low 70s Monday and Tuesday back to the upper 70s Friday and Saturday. Winds won't be an issue for the rest of the week but the weather will be sunny and dry through the extended forecast.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 80s Sunday; low 70s Monday and Tuesday; mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday; and upper 70s Friday and Saturday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper Saturday night; upper 50s Sunday night; upper 40s Monday through Wednesday night; and low 50s Thursday and Friday night.
Thomas Patrick - Storm Team Meteorologist
A WARM WEEKEND, COOLER NEXT WEEK....SHOWERS/STORMS DURING THE TRANSITION
Champaign (WCCU)- Champaign (WCCU)- We're continuing with fair, but warm weather through a good part of the weekend. Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies each day through Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 60s, highs into the upper 80s.
The next weather system looks to be moving in later on Sunday to bring us a 40-50% chance of showers/storms. Expect showers and possible thunderstorms from late Sunday into Monday. That incoming frontal boundary will represent the leading edge of some cooler, drier air as highs fall back into the 70s for next week, while lows drop to the mid 50s.
Everyone have a great weekend....make it safe one!
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