Springfield Local Forecast
STORM CHANCES GOING UP AS THE HEAT SUBSIDES
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - The blistering heat wave is coming to an end. A frontal boundary sagging down across the region will help to bring scattered showers and storms across central Illinois, and more importantly, break the string of unrelenting heat and oppressive humidity.
Scattered showers and storms are likely this evening, otherwise mostly cloudy skies. The same is true for the rest of the week. More scattered showers and storms are possible virtually every day from Wednesday through Friday, and the clouds and rain will help to hold back temperatures. Afternoon highs on Wednesday will only reach the upper 80s, and by Thursday and Friday highs will peak out in the low 80s.
Looking ahead to the weekend, expect partly to mostly cloudy skies, and there will still be a chance for some isolated showers and storms on Saturday and Sunday as temperatures continue to be kept in check with highs in the low to mid 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s and low 70s.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 90s Tuesday; upper 80s Wednesday; around 80 Thursday through Saturday; and, low 80s Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 70s Tuesday and Wednesday night; and, mid 60s Thursday through Sunday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist