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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
72
Clear
Tuesday-
Partly Cloudy
91
61
0%
91
61
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind9mph SW
Humidity53%
UVHigh
Wednesday-
Partly Cloudy
77
49
10%
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49
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation10%
Wind11mph N
Humidity55%
UVHigh
Thursday-
Partly Cloudy
77
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53
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind9mph N
Humidity48%
UVHigh
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Sunny
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49
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49
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind12mph NNW
Humidity45%
UVHigh
Saturday-
Mostly Sunny
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50
10%
76
50
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind7mph ENE
Humidity47%
UVHigh
Sunday-
Sunny
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55
0%
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55
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind9mph SE
Humidity42%
UVHigh
Monday-
Sunny
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0%
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59
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind14mph S
Humidity50%
UVHigh
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind5mph S
Humidity71%
UVLow
Visibility10 miles
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THE HEAT WAVE FINALLY BREAKS DOWN

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - The unseasonably hot stretch of record-breaking temperatures hangs around for one more day before much cooler fall weather finally settles into central Illinois to finish out a very dry September.

Temperatures will once again soar toward the low 90s flirting with potentially record breaking highs on Tuesday. A few spotty showers could pop up in the afternoon as the heat and humidity builds. But the better chance for showers -- which is slim, at best -- will hold off until Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning when a moisture-starved cold front slides through the state with only a few stray showers possible and perhaps a rumble of thunder or two.

Much cooler air quickly spills in behind the departing front and temperatures will take a big swing with highs back into the upper 70s Wednesday afternoon and noticeably cooler overnight lows plunging into the upper 40s and low 50s by early Thursday morning.

September 2017 will go into the record books as the second driest September of all-time in the Capital City. After the spotty shower chances Tuesday through early Wednesday, there's not a rain cloud in sight for the rest of the week. High pressure will dominate for mostly sunny skies through the weekend with a return to cooler and more seasonable temperatures.

Be sure to "LIKE" Cheryl Lemke, Joe Crain and Thomas Patrick on Facebook and "FOLLOW" them on Twitter for the latest forecasts for central Illinois.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 90s Tuesday; and, mid to upper 70s Wednesday through Monday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 60s Tuesday night; upper 40s Wednesday through Saturday night; and, mid 50s Sunday night.

Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


FOR EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

THE HEATWAVE BREAKS THIS WEEK

Champaign (WCCU) - Our heatwave continues through Tuesday. Expect a high on Tuesday once again around 90-degrees. An incoming frontal boundary from the northwest will begin to move across mid Illinois later Tuesday evening and overnight to usher in much cooler conditions for the rest of the week. We don't expect any chances for showers as the front passes through the area, as conditions are quite dry.

On Wednesday under partly cloudy skies we'll see highs fall to the upper 70s. Highs will fall to the mid 70s on Thursday, and fall even further to around 70-degrees on Friday. Overnight lows will also fall similarly, staring the week in the mid 60s, then falling by the end of the week to the mid 40s.

Watch FOX-Champaign News at Nine weeknights at 5:30 and 9 p.m. on WCCU, Channel 27, or at FoxIllinois.com as well as the FOX Illinois app on your mobile device.

Be sure and "Like" Doug Quick on Facebook and "Follow" him on Twitter for the latest weather updates.

Doug Quick - FOX-Champaign Weather/News Anchor

SUNRISE
06:50:35 am
SUNSET
06:48:56 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High92
F
Record Low35
F