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A WARMING TREND ON THE WAY

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - A quick bout of rain is possible late tonight, otherwise a pretty quiet weekend is on tap across central Illinois. A weak disturbance rotating across the Upper Midwest will bring some stray showers or isolated storms late tonight into the overnight hours. Some showers may linger into early Saturday, but then skies will be turning mostly sunny by Saturday afternoon along with comfortable temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

Sunday will bring wall-to-wall sunshine, but southerly breezes will transport some warmer air across the state. Look for afternoon highs pushing close to 90 to wrap up the weekend. Then the weather gets hotter and more humid on Monday with highs in the low 90s and "feels like" temperatures around 100.

The next best chance for rain comes on Tuesday when another low pressure system moves through the Great Lakes region triggering some scattered showers and potentially strong storms. In the wake of this weather maker on Tuesday, look for mostly sunny skies to return Wednesday through Friday with high temperatures falling back into the low to mid 80s by mid-week.

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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 80s Thursday, mid 80s Friday and Saturday, around 90 Sunday and Monday, and mid 80s Tuesday and Wednesday. Lows will fall to the mid 60s Thursday through Saturday night; upper 60s Sunday night; low 70s Monday night; and mid 60s Tuesday night.

Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist

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