**DENSE FOG ADVISORY** for portions of central Illinois until 10am Monday. Keep those headlights on low beam. Give yourself extra time to safely reach your destination. Allow for extra distance between you and other vehicles.
NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES CONTINUE INTO START OF NEW WEEK
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Watch out for dense fog on the morning commute Monday morning and the return of rain chances by Monday night as temperatures continue to stay a good 25 to 30° above normal across central Illinois.
The potential for some spotty showers can't be ruled Monday afternoon, but the better precipitation chances develop Monday night with the arrival of a weak cold front. While it will be mainly rain, some rumbles of thunder will be in play as temperatures remain spring-like. Rain chances for most of mid-Illinois end by sunrise Tuesday morning, but a few lingering showers are likely for east central and parts of southeast Illinois through midday Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Springfield saw three straight days of record high temperatures Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More record highs could fall by the wayside as temperatures are expected to hit the 70s through Wednesday. Monday may be the most difficult record to break for Springfield, with the current record is 74° -- but it's not impossible. Here's the record high table for the next 4 days for central Illinois:
Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu
Springfield 74 / 69 / 71 / 70
Decatur 70 / 68 / 68 / 73
Lincoln 70 / 69 / 71 / 68
Champaign 71 / 67 / 69 / 65
Danville 70 / 67 / 71 / 67
Charleston 73 / 71 / 71 / 69
Effingham 68 / 73 / 74 / 68
Another weather maker drops through central Illinois late Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. Otherwise, look for a steady drop in temperatures from the low 60s on Friday and back into the 40s for the weekend, along with another chance for showers by Sunday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low to mid 70s Monday through Wednesday; mid 60s Thursday and Friday; mid 40s Saturday; and upper 40s Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 50s Monday night; upper 40s Tuesday night; low to mid 50s Wednesday and Thursday night; low 30s Friday night; and, upper 20s Saturday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist
Today's Record Temperatures