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Severe weather possible from central Plains to Gulf Coast; Heavy rain for Gulf Coast

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday from the central Plains and mid-Missouri Valley southward across Texas and eastward across the Gulf Coastal states. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing hail and locally damaging winds. In addition, heavy rain could lead to flash flooding along the Gulf Coast where Flash Flood Watches are in effect.
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Fair

73°F

23°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.97 in (1014.4 mb)
Dewpoint 51°F (11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update on 18 Apr 2:53 pm CDT

Current conditions at

Mattoon / Charleston, Coles County Memorial Airport (KMTO)

Lat: 39.48°N Lon: 88.28°W Elev: 722ft.

For More Weather Information:

Lincoln, IL Local Forecast Office

Charleston IL

7 Day Forecast

  • Tonight

    Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

    Slight Chc
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Showers Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Showers
    Likely

    Low: 52 °F

  • Monday

    Breezy

    Breezy

    High: 61 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 41 °F

  • Tuesday

    Breezy

    Breezy

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Wednesday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. East wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Sunday
Occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 65. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Sunday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday
Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West southwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

ABOUT THIS FORECAST

Point Forecast: Charleston IL
 39.48°N 88.19°W (Elev. 650 ft)
Last Update: 2:42 pm CDT Apr 18, 2015
Forecast Valid: 4pm CDT Apr 18, 2015-6pm CDT Apr 25, 2015
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