THE LAST BOUT OF RAIN
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - One more round of scattered showers and isolated storms is possible this afternoon into this evening as yesterday’s storm system slowly marches across our area. Today’s showers and storms will be widely scattered and should not be of the intensity as Thursday night’s storms. The chance for these scattered showers and storms will exist through early this evening, but after about 8PM the threat for showers and storms should wind down and come to an end across central Illinois.
In the wake of this weather maker, sunshine returns for the weekend. Mostly sunny skies will be the rule on Saturday and Sunday along with very warm and muggy conditions. Dew points will be in the upper 60s and low 70s making for a very sultry, humid weather pattern this weekend with afternoon highs in the mid 80s but feeling like the 90s.
The next chance for rain will be early next week as a low pressure system takes shape and deepens across the Plains and then lifts up towards the Great Lakes, setting off scattered showers and storms on Monday. Following this storm system, drier, cooler and far less humid weather returns with lots of sunshine expected Tuesday through next Thursday along with temperatures trending cooler in the upper 70s and low 80s through midweek.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 80s Friday through Sunday; low 80s Monday and Tuesday; upper 70s Wednesday; and low 80s Thursday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid to upper 60s Friday through Monday night; and upper 50s Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
FOR EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
SUN/CLOUD MIX THIS WEEKEND, WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS SAT PM
CHAMPAIGN (WCCU) - A persistent upper level low over the Midwest will provide a catalyst for the development of scattered showers/storms through Saturday afternoon. Otherwise Saturday will be at least partly sunny after some early morning fog. Highs will top out in the low 80s.
On Sunday, we'll see mostly sunny skies with daytime highs in the mid-80s and overnight lows in the mid 60s. The next weather system will arrive on Monday and Tuesday. During that time there will be a likelihood of showers/storms with at least a small chance of seeing strong to severe storms develop on Monday. Stay tuned to the latest STORM TEAM forecasts on FOX-Illinois 55/27 through the weekend.
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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