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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
69
Clear
Wednesday-
Mostly Sunny
83
61
30%
83
61
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation30%
Wind7mph E
Humidity79%
UVLow
Thursday-
Thunderstorms Late
84
71
40%
84
71
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation40%
Wind10mph SE
Humidity70%
UVHigh
Friday-
Partly Cloudy
88
68
20%
88
68
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation20%
Wind16mph W
Humidity77%
UVVery High
Saturday-
Mostly Sunny
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67
40%
83
67
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation40%
Wind16mph NW
Humidity76%
UVVery High
Sunday-
Mostly Sunny
81
66
60%
81
66
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation60%
Wind14mph NNW
Humidity75%
UVVery High
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
85
67
10%
85
67
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind10mph NNE
Humidity70%
UVVery High
Tuesday-
Mostly Sunny
85
65
10%
85
65
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind8mph NNE
Humidity70%
UVVery High
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind8mph E
Humidity80%
UVLow
Visibility8 miles
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QUIET WEATHER GIVING WAY TO STORMS ON THURSDAY

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - After a string of beautiful picture-perfect weather, changes are coming to central Illinois. The high pressure system that brought sunny skies and pleasantly mild weather conditions is drifting eastward and allowing a new weather disturbance to drop down from the Upper Midwest.

Thursday features a mix of sun and clouds with the clouds increasing during the afternoon as this next weather maker draws closer. Scattered showers and storms will also develop on Thursday particularly late in the day into the overnight hours with even more chances for scattered showers and storms on Friday. Rainfall totals will average between 1/4" to 1/2" although pockets of locally heavy downpours are possible.

Temperatures will be continue to be seasonable on Thursday with highs in the mid 80s, but Friday will bring another surge of very warm and muggy weather with highs in the upper 80s and heat index values in the mid 90s.

Then the rain departs over the weekend with mostly sunny skies returning on Saturday and Sunday along with cooler temperatures as highs ease back into the low 80s. Cooler than usual temperatures may persist for a while as the Climate Prediction Center is depicting temperatures below average through the end of July.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low to mid 80s through the extended period and overnight lows in the low 60s Wednesday night; around 70 Thursday and Friday night; and mid 60s Saturday through Monday night.

Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist


FOR EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

SOME GREAT JULY WEATHER AHEAD OF END OF THE WEEK RAIN/STORMS

Champaign (WCCU)- At least through late Thursday, we see generally clear conditions with daytime sunshine and a return of milder air with less humidity. Highs actually falling to below or average temperature readings for much of the week. By overnight Thursday into the day on Friday, expect a chance of showers/storms as temperatures climb a bit to the mid-80s on Friday with the arrival of our next weather system.

By the weekend, expect a return of fair weather. Saturday will be partly sunny, cooler than average but it'll be warmer on Sunday with more average temperature readings. That will follow into early next week with highs in the low 80s.

For a more detailed forecast click on Champaign Local Forecast.

Be sure and catch up with the latest STORM TEAM forecast weeknights at 5:30 and 9 p.m. on WCCU, Fox-Illinois Channel 27, also FOX-Champaign News at Nine on CW23 (WBUI, Decatur, Channel 23) or at FoxIllinois.com as well as the FOX Illinois app on your mobile device.

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Doug Quick - FOX-Champaign News/Weather Anchor

SUNRISE
05:45:13 am
SUNSET
08:24:27 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High104
F
Record Low51
F