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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
64
Scattered Clouds
Wednesday-
Cloudy
67
53
20%
67
53
Cloudy
Precipitation20%
Wind12mph NNW
Humidity60%
UVModerate
Thursday-
Mostly Sunny
75
55
10%
75
55
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind10mph NW
Humidity66%
UVVery High
Friday-
Thunderstorms Late
79
63
40%
79
63
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation40%
Wind13mph SE
Humidity68%
UVVery High
Saturday-
PM Thunderstorms
83
61
40%
83
61
PM Thunderstorms
Precipitation40%
Wind8mph ESE
Humidity70%
UVHigh
Sunday-
Partly Cloudy
79
57
20%
79
57
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation20%
Wind16mph WNW
Humidity65%
UVVery High
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
77
57
20%
77
57
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation20%
Wind19mph W
Humidity59%
UVVery High
Tuesday-
Mostly Sunny
73
55
20%
73
55
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation20%
Wind19mph WNW
Humidity59%
UVHigh
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation20%
Wind10mph NNW
Humidity64%
UVModerate
Visibility10 miles
66
20%
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20%
67
20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
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20%
57
10%

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SHOWERS AND STORMS HEADING INTO START OF HOLIDAY WEEKEND

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - The cooler weather will soon be a thing of a past with summer-like temperatures returning for the start of the extended holiday weekend. However, shower and storm chances will continue to be a part of an active weather pattern for central Illinois.

The slow moving low pressure system drifting toward the Great Lakes will continue to generate some scattered light rain showers and maybe an isolated storm or two on Wednesday. Much like Tuesday, there will likely be some extended dry periods throughout the day in between any precipitation breaking out. Once again, no severe storms are expected, but there could be a few rumbles of thunder. Look for a few stray showers lingering into late Wednesday night before skies dry out and make way for sunshine and seasonable temperatures for Thursday.

Another weather system rumbles across the nation's mid-section on Friday to bring scattered showers and storms back into Illinois to kick-off the weekend. Look for shower and storm chances to fire-up Friday afternoon and continue on-and-off through late Saturday night. This next weather maker will not cause a wash out for the holiday weekend with rain totals falling between a quarter to a half inch. Quiet and dry weather settles in Sunday and into Memorial Day with a large ridge of high pressure will be building in over the Midwest.

Although temperatures will be rather cool for Wednesday with highs only in the mid 60s, expect a steady warm-up heading into the holiday weekend with highs topping out in the upper 70s by Friday and reaching the low 80s this weekend.

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

Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

SUNRISE
05:36:21 am
SUNSET
08:15:18 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High94
F
Record Low37
F