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Weather Today

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 43. Winds: Light East.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 29. Winds: Southeast 10-15 mph.

SUNDAY: Morning sun with gusty south winds. Increasing clouds into the afternoon with light rain showers likely. High: 55. Winds: South 20-25 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
57
NORMAL LOW: 36

RECORD HIGH: 86 (1985)
RECORD LOW:
14 (1934)

SUNRISE:
6:50 a.m.
SUNSET:
7:19 p.m.

After a chilly start to the weekend, temperatures begin moderating just ahead of a rain chance by Sunday afternoon.

Canadian high pressure across the Great Lakes is keeping skies clear and temperatures about 15 degrees colder than normal for late March as the weekend gets underway. Saturday's forecast offers abundant sunshine with afternoon highs only reaching the lower 40s and overnight lows once falling to the 20s.

As the high drifts off to the southeast, southerly winds back into mid-Illinois early Sunday morning and become rather gusty. Those gusty south winds and morning sunshine will help moderate temperatures to more seasonable readings in the mid- 50s by early Sunday afternoon, just ahead of a cold front that will push through with increasing afternoon clouds and light rain showers likely. The frontal passage won't have much moisture to work with and rain fall totals will generally be a tenth of an inch or less by the time rain chances diminish by Sunday evening.

The extended outlook is quiet and dry to start the upcoming work week with a warming trend and temperatures back into the 60s. Rain chances -- and possibly isolated thunderstorms -- return by Wednesday night and are expected off and on through Friday with slightly cooler temperatures back into the 50s as the weekend approaches.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 40s Saturday; mid 50s Sunday; low 60s Monday; mid- to upper 60s Tuesday through Thursday; and, upper 50s Friday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 20s Saturday night, mid 30s Sunday night ; mid 40s Monday and Tuesday night; low 50s Wednesday night; and, mid 40s Thursday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

 
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