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7 DAY FORECAST
HOURLY
43
Clear
Saturday-
Partly Cloudy
64
41
%
64
41
Partly Cloudy
Precipitation%
Wind7mph NNE
Humidity67%
UVLow
Sunday-
Sunny
70
43
0%
70
43
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind10mph NNE
Humidity41%
UVHigh
Monday-
Mostly Sunny
74
51
0%
74
51
Mostly Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind11mph SE
Humidity40%
UVHigh
Tuesday-
Thunderstorms Late
76
56
0%
76
56
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation0%
Wind20mph SSE
Humidity48%
UVHigh
Wednesday-
AM Rain
69
45
100%
69
45
AM Rain
Precipitation100%
Wind11mph SSW
Humidity70%
UVModerate
Thursday-
Thunderstorms Late
68
55
10%
68
55
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation10%
Wind10mph WNW
Humidity56%
UVVery High
Friday-
Thunderstorms Late
74
58
40%
74
58
Thunderstorms Late
Precipitation40%
Wind14mph SSE
Humidity67%
UVModerate
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind3mph NNE
Humidity68%
UVLow
Visibility10 miles
42
0%
41
0%
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0%
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0%
48
0%
53
0%
58
0%
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64
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0%
68
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TEMPERATURES WARM, MANY STORMS CHANCES NEXT WEEK.

SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Rainfall today stays well south into southern Illinois today and and cloudy skies dominated south of I-70, party cloudy conditions in Springfield have allowed temperatures already to rebound into the mid 60s. Wind gusts have really been the only issue gusting up to 35 mph. Winds will be a little breezy tonight, but with clearing skies, temperatures will drop down to around 40 degrees.

Nothing but sunshine for Sunday and temperatures are back on the increase, up to around 70 degrees. Mild and pleasant weather continues through Tuesday before rain chances come into play.

A zonal, west-to-east, flow in the jet stream this week will promote several rain and thunderstorm chances from Tuesday night onward. There's 3 key time frames for rainfall and are as follows:
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning (40-60% chance). Storms possible with showers lingering into Wednesday.
Thursday night into Friday (70% chance). Good chance thunderstorms in this period.
Friday night and Saturday (60-70% chance). Good chance thunderstorms, some rainfall could be heavy.

These rain chances will add up for our area, with models indicating about 1.5 to 3" of rain possible over the next 7 days combined. Most of that rain appears to fall during the Friday night and Saturday event, but as always, individual thunderstorms will dictate who receives the most rain. It's too early to tell is severe weather or flash flooding could be a concern.

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

Thomas Patrick - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

SUNRISE
06:10:42 am
SUNSET
07:44:16 pm

Today's Record Temperatures

Record High89
F
Record Low23
F