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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
501 AM CST Thu Feb 22 2018

Cloudy skies prevailed early this morning across central and
southeast Illinois. An increasing area of light rain was occurring
south of I-72, while a mixture of light freezing rain, sleet and
some light snow was occurring along and north of I-72.
Temperatures at dawn, ranged from 29 degrees in Galesburg and
Lacon, to 42 degrees at Lawrenceville, with the freezing line
close to I-72. Brisk northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph was making it
feel a bit cooler, with some wind chills dipping into the lower
20s north of I-72.

A frontal boundary will linger over mid Tennessee and southeast
portions of Kentucky through tonight, as an upper level
disturbances moves over the Midwest. The front will then lift
north of the Ohio river during Saturday, as low pressure ejects
northeast from the Oklahoma panhandle and deepens into the
northern Great Lakes by dawn Sunday. Several periods of showers
will occur through Saturday night across the region. A winter mix
of precipitation will occur along and north of I-72 this morning,
with more ice and snow accumulations over Iowa and Wisconsin
tonight into Friday and again Saturday and Saturday night.
Meanwhile heavier rainfall with some thunderstorms will occur
southeast of I-70 tonight into Saturday night where flooding will
be a risk the next few days.

Highs today, will contrast from the upper 20s over northwest
parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, to the upper 60s and lower 70s in
southeast Kentucky.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from 15 to 20 degrees over
northwest parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, to the mid to upper 50s in
southern Kentucky.


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