Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 262154
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
354 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015
Scattered light snow showers and flurries along with mostly
cloudy to overcast skies lingered over central Illinois this
afternoon. Some light snow accumulations generally less than a
half inch occurred today between the Illinois river and I-70.
Temperatures at 3 pm ranged from 12 degrees in Macomb and 13 degrees
in Galesburg, to 30 degrees at the Mount Carmel airport in southern
Lawrence county. North winds of 10 to 20 mph was giving wind chills
in the single digits and lower teens. Macomb had a wind chill of 5
below zero, and Galesburg has a wind chill of 1 below zero.
An Alberta clipper low pressure system will exit Illinois during
tonight diminishing light snow and flurries over the region. Low
clouds will decrease from the northwest as strong arctic high
pressure over the northern Plains settles central Illinois Friday
afternoon. This will usher in yet another arctic airmass with wind
chills dropping to 15 to 25 below zero north of I-70 during
overnight into Friday morning, where wind chill advisories are
posted. Another winter weather system will likely bring
accumulating snow to the Midwest this weekend especially Saturday
night into Sunday.
Overnight low temperatures, will range from 15 to 20 below zero in
northern Iowa, to the teens across southeast parts of Kentucky
High temperatures Friday, will range from near 10 degrees over
central and northern Iowa, to the middle 20s across southern parts of
Missouri and Kentucky.