Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 270233
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
933 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016
A large area of showers and scattered thunderstorms tracked across
parts of central and southeast Illinois this afternoon and early
evening. Some of the stronger to severe thunderstorms had up to
golf ball sized hail and some very heavy rainfall, especially
across Moultrie and Edgar counties. Temperatures around the area
at 9 PM ranged from 48 degrees at Lacon, to 65 degrees at
The cold front that moved through Illinois on Tuesday moved south
to the Ohio River Valley, where it has stalled. This front will
lift back north toward central Illinois on Wednesday as low
pressure over central Kansas lifts into southeast Nebraska.
Periods of showers and thunderstorms from central Illinois
southward are possible overnight, then will spread back northward
into Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, and rest of Illinois on Wednesday
and continue into Thursday. There is a slight risk of severe
storms over Missouri, southern Iowa, southwest Illinois and
western Kentucky on Wednesday with strong winds and hail as the
primary risks. Much of the region will see 1 to 2 inch inches of
rain by Thursday with locally heavier amounts.
Low temperatures overnight will range from the upper 30s in
southern Wisconsin, to the mid 60s in southeast Missouri, western
Kentucky, and far southern Illinois.
High temperatures on Wednesday will range from the upper 40s in
northwest Iowa, to the lower 80s in western Kentucky.