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Springfield (WRSP) - Tonight's weather will be very similar to Monday's weather as there will be a chance for a few spotty showers or storms. A low pressure system will push a cold front across Illinois by midweek helping to trigger some scattered showers and storms this evening but an even greater likelihood of scattered showers and storms on Wednesday as the cold front slices across central Illinois. Rainfall totals will average between 1/4 to 1/2 inch, although a few locales could see locally heavier amounts an inch or more.
In the wake of the cold front, expect drier and noticeably less humid conditions. On Thursday and Friday, partly to mostly sunny skies will be the rule with high temperatures far more seasonable in the upper 70s and low 80s. Then next weekend also promises to be rather quiet, although some isolated storms will be possible as a weak disturbance swings through on Saturday. Otherwise central Illinois will enjoy mainly dry weather over the weekend with a good dose of sunshine with typical early June temperatures as afternoon highs climb into the upper 70s and low 80s and overnight lows will hover near 60 for both Saturday and Sunday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 80s Tuesday; low 80s Wednesday through Saturday; and, upper 70s Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 60s Tuesday night; low 60s Wednesday through Saturday night; and, upper 50s Sunday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team Chief Meteorologist
MORE CHANCES OF SHOWERS/STORMS THIS WEEK, BUT OVERALL A GOOD START TO THE "SUMMER"
Champaign-Urbana (WCCU) -Once again on Tuesday afternoon a number of scattered isolated rain/storm cells developed in mid-Illinois. One in particular brought locally heavy rainfall to the Champaign-Urbana area. Here at WCCU, we recorded 1.53" of rainfall, but others were seeing anywhere from 2 to 3-inches of rain. The NWS issued a Flash Flood Warning through 8:15pm.
Our next weather system will come in on Wednesday when we could see some showers/storms, but so far the expected conditions don't support much chance of strong to severe thunderstorms. For Wednesday, it'll be mostly cloudy with a likelihood of showers/storms in the morning and again during the afternoon. Behind that weather system, we're still expecting to see highs in the low 80s with low temperature readings around 60-degrees.
Next weekend looks good except for another small chance of showers/storms on Saturday. Otherwise on Saturday, we're still anticipating partly cloudy skies with highs around 80-degrees. By Sunday, we'll be back to partly cloudy with no rain chances but slightly cooler conditions as highs only reach to the mid to upper 70s.
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