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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
73
Broken Clouds
Thursday-
AM Showers
88
63
0%
88
63
AM Showers
Precipitation0%
Wind15mph WSW
Humidity70%
UVVery High
Friday-
Sunny
86
65
10%
86
65
Sunny
Precipitation10%
Wind9mph W
Humidity61%
UVVery High
Saturday-
Thunderstorms Early
86
64
20%
86
64
Thunderstorms Early
Precipitation20%
Wind7mph NNW
Humidity66%
UVVery High
Sunday-
Partly Cloudy
90
68
10%
90
68
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation10%
Wind6mph S
Humidity61%
UVVery High
Monday-
Thunderstorms Late
90
72
10%
90
72
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation10%
Wind11mph S
Humidity64%
UVVery High
Tuesday-
Scattered Thunderstorms
87
66
40%
87
66
Scattered Thunderstorms
Precipitation40%
Wind12mph WSW
Humidity70%
UVVery High
Wednesday-
Mostly Sunny
85
63
20%
85
63
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation20%
Wind7mph N
Humidity67%
UVVery High
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind12mph WSW
Humidity87%
UVLow
Visibility8 miles
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AM SHOWERS WILL GIVE WAY TO SUNNY SKIES

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - A batch of showers are passing through central Illinois this morning. The light rain has already been reducing in intensity by 5am and should be out of the area after 8-9am. While mostly cloudy conditions will dominate the AM hours, the afternoon will see mostly sunny skies as the cold front passes through allowing for the dry slot to move overhead. Low pressure area over Minnesota is occluding hence the weakening trend in our area, but locations ahead of the cold front this afternoon into Indiana and Michigan may very well see some strong or severe storms.

Another small wave of rain and storms is projected to be near central Illinois late Friday night, likely after midnight into early Saturday morning. But other than that, the weekend will be dry, if not warm and muggy. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s Saturday and around 90 Sunday with dew points in the mid to upper 60s.

The Solar Eclipse is next Monday and cloud cover forecast is extremely important for that day especially between 1pm and 1:30pm. The peak of the event is 1:18pm for Springfield and the forecast is optimistic with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies at that time. Rain and storms chances aren't that far off though, forecasted to be in central Illinois later that night and/or into Tuesday.

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

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.

Thomas Patrick - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


FOR EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

A CHANCE OF MUCH NEEDED RAIN, WILL IT DELIVER?

Champaign (WCCU) - We do see a chance of scattered showers into the day on Thursday... but it appears it's a slight chance. Our rain deficit for the summer continues to keep most lawns rather dry....not to mention the crops in some areas.

After the passing front on Thursday high temperatures will fall back to the low 80s by Friday, while dewpoints fall to the low 60s and return to some more comfortable weather conditions for the end of the week and the upcoming weekend.

So far the weekend is looking to be partly cloudy with highs on Saturday in the low 80s, then mid 80s on Sunday. Overnight lows will end up in the low 60s. There is a weak weather system which could bring us a few scattered showers and maybe some early in the day thunderstorms on Saturday, but don't cancel any Saturday plans as the rain chances are only at 30-percent.

Looking ahead to next week, it should start on a good note with sunshine and the upper 80s on Monday, ahead of yet another weather system adding clouds later Monday and rain/storm chances into Tuesday. Highs on Tuesday remain in the upper 80s, with rising humidity levels through the early part of next week.

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.

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Doug Quick - FOX-Champaign Weather/News Anchor

SUNRISE
06:12:57 am
SUNSET
07:51:52 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High101
F
Record Low53
F