SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH issued for Clark, Cumberland, Edgar, and Effingham counties until 11pm tonight for thunderstorms in the area that are producing large hail.
CLOUDY WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TO FINISH THE WEEKEND.
Springfield (WICS) - Severe weather possibilities today are even lower than yesterday. Only a MARGINAL RISK for severe weather is located in our southeastern counties near Effingham as high resolution model depicted a left over thunderstorm or tow near or south of I-70 in southeastern Illinois. Temperatures have reached the 70s near Effingham while it's been in the mid 60s elsewhere in central Illinois. Weakening upper air low pressure still has rain associated with it in Iowa and as it moves near central and northern Illinois, a few showers and thunderstorms are possible between 5 and 9 pm. This chance will not be severe. Rain totals will be very light if anything at all.
Clouds still linger into Monday. The afternoon could see those clouds lightly precipitate. Drizzle or a light shower possible Monday afternoon, otherwise it will be cloudy and cool with temperatures struggling to reach 60 degrees thanks to the thick cloud cover. Sunshine finally returns Tuesday and we'll see much more of it for the rest of the week. Temperatures will be a little below average in the 60s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Wednesday comes with a very slight chance for showers with a weak cold front passing Illinois for the north.
Friday and the weekend will be significantly warmer with temperatures surging easily into the 70s and could be in the 80s. Saturday looks to be the warmest of the Mother's Day weekend, so we'll forecast 80 on that days with mid to upper 70s Friday and Sunday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 50s Monday; mid 60s Tuesday through Thursday; mid 70s Friday; near 80 Saturday; and mid 70s Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 40s Sunday night; mid 40s Monday night; upper 40s Tuesday night; mid 40s Wednesday night; upper 40s Thursday night; mid 50s Friday night; and upper 50s Saturday night.
Thomas Patrick - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist
Today's Record Temperatures