A FEW APRIL SHOWERS THIS WEEK
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Spring weather is finally settling in this week with near seasonable temperatures throughout the work week and a nice warm-up over the upcoming weekend.
Mild temperatures will be a constant this week, but there are a couple of rain chances along the way this week. The first is on Monday with a weather maker in the southern U.S. spreading rain bands northward into mainly the southern portions of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Light rain is possible as far north as central Illinois afternoon with a few scattered showers, especially across the southern half of mid-Illinois along and south of I-72. Rain totals could approach a half-inch for our southern most communities. Otherwise just about 1/10" for most locations in our viewing area on Monday. Additional rain chances are expected again late Thursday night and Friday morning.
Outside of the rain chances, the weather stays quiet and dry this week with partly to mostly sunny skies most days and afternoon temperatures generally in the low to mid 60s. The weekend, however, will be warming up with highs climbing to the upper 60s and low 70s.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low to mid 60s Monday through Friday; upper 60s Saturday; and, low 70s Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 50s Monday; mid 40s Tuesday night; upper 30s Wednesday night; and, mid 40s Thursday through Saturday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist
MORE SPRING WEATHER WITH SHOWERS
Champaign (WCCU)- Spring showers are possible as we begin the new work/school week. Chances of showers will be with us with mostly cloudy skies and highs will once again rise to the mid-60s.
After Monday expect clouds on Tuesday, with mostly cloudy skies on Wednesday. It should be partly cloudy on Thursday but we see more chances of showers from late Thursday into Friday. Lows will be in the low to mid 40s this week, with highs in the upper 50s to mid-60s. Go to Champaign Forecast for more details.
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