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AWUS83 KILX 032036

335 PM CDT FRI JUL 3 2015

Partly to mostly cloudy skies prevailed east of the Illinois
river this afternoon with mostly sunny skies west of the
Illinois river. Isolated showers were east of I-55, with
thunderstorms and heavy rains in southern Clay county along highway
50 near Flora which had three quarter inches of rain. Gentle
northeast winds of 5 to 15 mph prevailed this afternoon. Temperatures
at 3 pm, ranged from 75 to 80 degrees, except a rain cooled 71
degrees in Flora. A bit more humid conditions prevailed today, with
dewpoints in the lower 60s north of I-72, and mid to upper 60s from
I-72 south.

A frontal boundary extending near the Missouri and Arkansas
border into northern Kentucky, will slowly settle southward as weak
high pressure over Iowa and Michigan settle southeast into Illinois
and Indiana on Saturday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will
occur over Kentucky, southern Missouri and the southern half of
Illinois and Indiana into this evening with locally heavy rains
possible south of I-70.  Dry conditions are expected across much of
the Midwest this holiday weekend as temperatures warm up. Though a
chance of showers and thunderstorms will linger this weekend over
Kentucky and Ozarks of southern Missouri.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the mid 50s over
northern Wisconsin, to the upper 60s to near 70 degrees across the
Missouri bootheel and southwest Kentucky.

High temperatures Saturday, will be in the upper 70s and lower
80s across the Midwest, with cooler mid 70s over northern Wisconsin.


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