COOL AND DAMP TO END THE MONTH AND START THE NEXT
Springfield (WICS) - The month of September will be ending up on a wet and unsettled note. The pesky low pressure system that has been wobbling over the Ohio Valley will be drifting northbound and generate, yet again, more scattered showers across central Illinois this evening. Expect some lingering showers on Saturday as well before the system finally departs and the rain comes to an end by Saturday evening. Rainfall totals could range from 1/4" to 1/2" but some isolated spots could easily see around an inch before the rain tapers off.
The clouds and rain along with northerly winds will keep temperatures unseasonably cool with highs averaging about 5-8 degrees below normal. Afternoon highs will mainly top out in the upper 60s on Saturday.
By Sunday, the weather finally improves with drier conditions and partly sunny skies. Even more sunshine will build across central Illinois Monday through Wednesday as high pressure settles across the Midwest. Temperatures will continue to rebound, as well, with highs back into the low 80s by Tuesday.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 60s Friday and Saturday; mid 70s Sunday and Monday; low 80s Tuesday and Wednesday; and, mid 70s Thursday. Overnight lows will fall to the in the mid to upper 50s Friday through Monday night; and, low 60s Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
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