TUESDAY: Sunny, breezy and cooler. High: 69. Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear. Low: 43. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Sunny. High: 71. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.
Storm Team Meteorologist
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015
NORMAL HIGH: 68
NORMAL LOW: 44
RECORD HIGH: 88 (1975)
RECORD LOW: 26 (1909)
SUNRISE: 7:07 a.m.
SUNSET: 6:23 p.m.
brief cool down is followed by a short-lived warm-up and a more
significant cool down heading into the weekend for central Illinois.
expected, clouds quickly around midday Monday as a cold front quickly
dived southeast across mid-Illinois with just a quick spritz of a few
sprinkles that amounted to just a "trace" in the rain gauge at Abraham
Lincoln Capital Airport. Northwesterly winds behind the front remained
rather gusty into the evening and stayed rather brisk through the
Tuesday's outlook offers
more sunshine, but temperatures will be cooler and more seasonable --
and feel even cooler as northwest winds once again gust up to around 25
mph -- with afternoon highs in the upper 60s. Temperatures rebound to
the low to mid- 70s Wednesday and Thursday with quiet weather and ample
sunshine both days.
Just like Monday, another
cold front passes through mainly dry late Thursday night -- although a
few sprinkles once again can't be ruled out -- and bring in even cooler
air into the Midwest. Canadian high pressure will drop in behind the
front with a reinforcement of cool that will see afternoon highs only
topping out in the low 60s by Friday. Temperatures remain cooler over
the weekend with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s and overnight lows
dropping to the mid- to upper 30s.
overnight lows falling into the 30s to start the weekend, it's worth
noting that locations around mid-Illinois typically experience the first
frost of the season around mid-October. It's very possible temperatures
could drop a little lower in low lying areas of our northern counties
closer to the I-74 corridor over the weekend and contribute to some
early fall frost, especially Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
cooler air isn't expected to hang around much beyond the weekend.
Temperatures will rebound and become seasonable in the upper 60s early
next week and the 8 to 14 day outlook from NOAA's Climate Prediction
Center says above normal temperatures are likely and rain chances could
start to pick up.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:
highs in the upper 60s Tuesday; low to mid 70s Wednesday and Thursday; upper 50s and low 60s
Friday through Sunday; and, around 70 Monday.
fall to the low to mid 40s Tuesday through Thursday night; mid to upper 30s Friday and Saturday night; and, mid 40s Monday night.
Storm Team Meteorologist