A MIXED BAG OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE WEEKEND
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - The week is ending on a quiet note, but another taste of winter comes over the weekend. On Saturday, another weather disturbance drops down from the Upper Midwest bringing increasing clouds and a chance for a wintry mix of rain and snow before switching to all snow. The weather system is weak, but even so, there could be some minor snow accumulations. Some snow may linger through Sunday morning, otherwise look for partly cloudy skies in the afternoon with temperatures still on the chilly side over the weekend with highs topping out in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday and Sunday.
Then Thanksgiving week offers much improved weather with dry conditions for holiday travelers. Expect mostly sunny skies Monday through Thursday along with moderating temperatures. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 30s on Monday and Tuesday before climbing into the low to mid 40s on Wednesday, and then finally hitting the low 50s on Thanksgiving Day.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low 40s Friday; upper 30s Saturday; mid to upper 30s Sunday through Tuesday; low 40s Wednesday; and, upper 40s Thanksgiving Day. Overnight lows will fall to the mid to upper 20s Friday and Saturday night; upper teens Sunday night; low 20s Monday and Tuesday night; and, low 30s Wednesday night.
Cheryl Lemke - Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist
A POSSIBLE WINTRY MIX FOR THE WEEKEND, THEN CLEAR/DRY THROUGH THE HOLIDAY
Champaign (WCCU) - On Saturday we see a frontal boundary drop in from the northwest to bring clouds and a chance of rain showers and possibly some snow showers and highs in the upper 30s. As the front slips to the southeast, we see colder air filter in across the area on Sunday, along with a few snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s early in the day, then expect falling afternoon temperatures that will continue to drop to the upper teens by early Monday.
Early next week will be partly cloudy to sunny each day as lows fall to the 20s and highs end up in the mid to upper 30s initially, then the upper 40s on Thanksgiving. Travel conditions, locally, should be dry and clear for Wednesday.
Go to the Champaign Forecast Page for details.
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