Springfield Local Forecast


SPRINGFIELD (WRSP) - Scattered showers and storms from this morning have given way to clearing skies and far less humid conditions, setting the stage for a fantastic weekend across central Illinois. However, earlier today, most of central Illinois did experience scattered showers and storms, but rainfall amounts varied greatly from one part of mid-Illinois to another. Springfield received meager rain with only .09" recorded in the rain gauge, whereas Decatur and Danville picked up nearly 1/2" of rain. The most substantial rainfall pelted locales closer to the I-70 corridor with portions of Cumberland county getting soaked with over 1 1/2" of rain. But the rain is now long gone, and high pressure will build across the Nation's Midsection over the weekend, providing us with abundant sunshine and pleasantly mild temperatures. Look for afternoon highs in the upper 70s for both Saturday and Sunday.

The nice weather from the weekend will also spill over into the new work week with more wall-to-wall sunshine Monday through Wednesday. The next chance for rain will be on Thursday as a cold front will try to press in from the upper Midwest. Also temperatures will remain very mild into next week. Highs will only reach the mid 70s for Monday, running about 10 degrees cooler than normal for late June, but gradually temperatures will climb through the week reaching the low 80s on Tuesday and then back to more seasonable readings in the mid 80s by Wednesday and Thursday.

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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 80s Friday; mid to upper 70s Saturday through Monday; low 80s Tuesday; and, mid 80s Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 60s Friday night; mid 50s Saturday through Monday night; low 60s Tuesday night; and, upper 60s Wednesday night.

Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist