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Weather Today

SATURDAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny and warm in the afternoon. High: 75. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and a bit cooler. Low: 47. Winds: Light Northeast.

SUNDAY: Sunny, breezy and warm. High: 75. Winds: Southeast 10-15 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist




RECORD HIGH: 86 (1940)
RECORD LOW: 20 (1897)

SUNRISE: 7:20 a.m.
SUNSET: 6:05 p.m.

Sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures are coming back -- just in time for the weekend!

Watch for patchy fog to develop after Midnight through early Saturday morning, ahead of a weak cold front sliding through the area into early Saturday afternoon. The front will push through rain free early with little more than a few clouds and a shift to northwesterly winds. Cooler air lags well behind the front and will help drop nighttime temperatures into the 40's. Otherwise, full days of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday afternoon overcome the effects of northwesterly winds and surge of cooler air to boost daytime temperatures well into the 70's each day.

Temperatures stay rather warm Monday with afternoon highs approaching 80 degrees. That's not quite a record breaker, but very close to the record high of 84 degrees on October 27, 1927. 

Meanwhile, a stronger cold front brings rain chances late Monday night through at least midday Tuesday. Cooler temperatures return by mid-week across central Illinois with additional rain chances late week.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid- 70's Saturday and Sunday; near 80 Monday; lower 60's Tuesday through Thursday; and, mid- 50's Friday. Overnight lows will drop to the upper 40's Saturday night; near 60 Sunday and Monday night; and, mid- 40's Tuesday through Thursday night.

Joe Crain

Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

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