A BUSY WEEK IN TERMS OF WEATHER
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - The weather this week promises to be pretty active with several chances for on-again, off-again showers and storms. A low pressure system will head towards the Great Lakes and drag a cold front across central Illinois setting off some scattered showers tonight with even better chances for scattered showers and storms Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain totals do not appear to be too excessive, with rainfall amounts averaging around 1/2 inch to perhaps 1 inch through Wednesday evening.
Thursday may offer a break in the rainy pattern with a brief period of partly to mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds across the Central Plains. But the break in the unsettled weather will be short-lived as another weather maker approaches and triggers more scattered showers and storms, especially over the holiday weekend.
Temperatures will generally be a tad cooler than normal this week with highs on Tuesday in the low 70s as opposed to mid 70s where they should be for late May. Then the combination of clouds and increased rain chances will hold afternoon highs only in the mid 60s for Wednesday. Expect temperatures to moderate and warm back up by next weekend with highs rebounding back into the low to mid 80s for Saturday and Sunday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low to mid 70s Monday and Tuesday; mid 60s Wednesday; mid to upper 70s Thursday and Friday; and, low 80s Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the low to mid 50s Monday through Thursday night; and, low 60s Friday and Saturday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
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