NO SHORTAGE OF COLD WEATHER THIS WEEK AND WINTER'S CHILL WILL LAST INTO THE WEEKEND
Springfield (WICS) - Yet again another weather disturbance will dive through central Illinois this evening bringing a reinforcing surge of cold air and also touching off some light snow. Snow will linger into Friday morning with just light accumulations expected around an inch or less.
Then the weekend gets off to a quiet start with some sunshine featured for Saturday, but the clouds fill in by Saturday night as another more potent weather system plows in for the second half of the weekend. Snow will spread through central Illinois on Valentine's Day and likely persist into Monday. Right now it appears that at least 2-3 inches of snow is possible although some forecast models are hinting at even heavier amounts. Keep checking in with the STORM TEAM to get the latest updates on the forecast. In the wake of this winter storm system, it looks like the weather will calm down with partly cloudy skies expected for Tuesday and Wednesday.
As far as temperatures go, central Illinois will remain in the deep freeze for awhile. High temperatures will be stuck in the teens and 20s for the rest of this week into the weekend until a warm-up with moderating temperatures kicks in early next week. In fact, by Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures will rebound and climb back into the 40s and maybe even reach the 50s late in the week.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 20s Thursday; upper 20s Friday; upper teens Saturday; mid 20s Valentine's Day; mid 30s President's Day; and, low 40s Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper teens Thursday night; 3 Friday night; 11 Saturday night; low 20s Sunday night; and, mid 20s Monday and Tuesday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
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