Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 201617
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1117 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014
Showers and some thunderstorms rolled into the area after daybreak.
Brief gusty winds, heavy rain and small hail were experienced at some
locations. Rainfall totals above one inch were noted in the
Springfield area. Late morning temperatures ranged from 70 degrees
at Galesburg, to 73 at Peoria, 74 at Flora and 76 at Olney.
Warm and humid weather will return to the nations mid section
today, with widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms
developing over the region. An upper level ridge
extending into the Midwest will allow the summer-like heat to
continue through the remainder of the week, with high temperatures
climbing into the 90s Thursday through Sunday.
High temperatures will reach the mid 70s over central
Wisconsin, with 80s to near 90 throughout much of the rest of
Low temperatures will drop down into the lower 60s across central
Wisconsin, with upper 60s and lower 70s for other locations across
the region tonight.