Severe Storms Continue Over the Central Mississippi Valley

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will continue over the central and lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy rain with localized flash flooding remains possible over the central Appalachians and lower Mississippi Valley. Heavy snow and cold temperatures continue from the central Plains to the northern Rockies.
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Current conditions at

Mattoon / Charleston, Coles County Memorial Airport (KMTO)

Lat: 39.48°NLon: 88.28°WElev: 722ft.

Overcast with Haze

52°F

11°C

Humidity 83%
Wind Speed NW 9 mph
Barometer 30.03 in (1016.8 mb)
Dewpoint 47°F (8°C)
Visibility 6.00 mi
Wind Chill49°F (9°C)
Last update 2 May 1:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Charleston IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Isolated showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 55. North northwest wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers

    High: 55 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Isolated showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    High: 65 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Scattered showers after 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Partly Cloudy
    then
    Scattered
    Showers

    Low: 49 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Scattered showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    Showers

    High: 62 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 42 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 61 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

    Sunny

    High: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Isolated showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55. North northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. West southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. North northwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 71.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
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Point Forecast:
Charleston IL
 39.48°N 88.19°W (Elev. 650 ft)
1:24 pm CDT May 2, 2016
2pm CDT May 2, 2016-6pm CDT May 8, 2016
 
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