RAIN CHANCES RETURN ON TUESDAY
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - A quiet, dry start to the week, but Tuesday promises to bring some rain. High pressure that brought plenty of sunshine over the weekend and again on Monday will move out and allow a low pressure system to lift out from the Plains. As this weather system approaches, look for increasing clouds on Tuesday with scattered showers and storms possible by mid-afternoon.
Shower and storm chances ramp up on Wednesday with the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Rain totals could range from 1/4 inch to about an inch. Some lingering showers and storms could lag behind through the first part of Thursday before partly sunny skies return later in the afternoon.
Temperatures will remain warm through tomorrow with highs in the upper 80s again on Tuesday. But the extensive clouds and rain on Wednesday will hold afternoon highs in the low 80s. Then the rest of the week will feature partly to mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday with seasonable temperatures as afternoon highs climb into the mid 80s and lows bottom out in the mid 60s.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the upper 80s Monday and Tuesday; low 80s Wednesday; and, low to mid 80s Thursday through Sunday and overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s through the extended period.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
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