FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a slight chance for an isolated storms after 4pm. High: 90. Winds: West 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low: 63. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.
SATURDAY: Sunny. High: 88. Winds: West 5-10 mph.
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist
FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015
NORMAL HIGH: 86
NORMAL LOW: 65
RECORD HIGH: 101 (2012)
RECORD LOW: 48 (1971)
SUNRISE: 5:56 a.m.
SUNSET: 8:13 p.m.
sunshine is expected the next few days across central Illinois, but
we'll also have to dodge the occasional stray shower or isolated
While we'll continue to enjoy typical summertime
weather over the weekend and into early next week, there's a
semi-permanent low pressure spinning over Hudson Bay in
Canada. This deep low pressure has kept showers and clouds widespread in
Ontario and Quebec. The impact for the U.S. will be smaller waves of
energy spinning just outside the low's center. Some of these waves
may reach Illinois and could spark an isolated shower or storm across
the area in the
coming days. The forecasting challenges are not only in the timing of
these waves -- especially the further out in time with the extended
forecast -- but also if the
disturbance is strong enough to spark anything whatsoever in the way of
first wave will pass central Illinois late Friday afternoon with only an
isolated chance for a shower or storm. A second wave passes by Saturday
evening with a similar
outcome. The best chance, which is still a slight chance happens Sunday
Monday. Similar disturbances may hang around through mid-week.
Otherwise, we'll see mainly mostly sunny skies with near seasonable
temperatures in the 80s throughout the extended and humidity levels
starting to pick up a bit into early next week.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:
Look for highs near 90 Friday; mid to upper 80s Saturday though
Tuesday; and low 80s Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight lows will fall to
the mid 60s Friday and Saturday night; upper 60s Sunday and
Monday night; and low 60s Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Storm Team Meteorologist