PLEASANTLY MILD WEATHER TO FINISH OUT OCTOBER
Springfield (WICS) - Central Illinois will be experiencing an extended stretch of dry and very pleasant weather conditions heading into the weekend.
Morning clouds will give way afternoon sunshine Thursday as high pressure begins to build across the region. This dry weather will continue into the weekend through early next week with partly to mostly sunny skies the rule from Friday through Monday, making for ideal conditions for Fall festivals and Trick-or-Treaters.
This stretch of quiet and dry weather will be accentuated by unseasonably mild temperatures. After a brief cool down on Thursday with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, temperatures will easily climb to the 70s on Friday and remain at least 10-15 degrees above normal for late October and early November.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 60s Thursday; mid to upper 70s Friday and Saturday; low 70s Sunday; mid to upper 70s Monday and Tuesday; and, low 70s Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 40s Thursday night; low 60s Friday and Saturday night; mid 50s Sunday night; low 60s Monday night; and, upper 50s Tuesday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team 20 Meteorologist
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