Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 241018
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
418 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015
Mostly clear skies were present across central and southeast
Illinois early this morning. Winds were out of the southwest at 5 to
15 mph. Temperatures ranged from negative 11 degrees in Champaign
to 6 degrees in Galesburg, with wind chill values as low as negative
26 in Champaign.
Mostly clear skies and very cold temperatures will continue across
the region this morning, as a strong high pressure ridge slides
southeast towards the Ohio Valley. A low pressure system tracking
north of the Great Lakes will produce some flurries as far south as
central Illinois this afternoon. Brisk southwest winds ahead of a
cold front will bring much warmer readings to the region today, but
temperatures will still be several degrees below normal. The cold
front will move through late Tuesday, bringing another round of
Arctic air for mid to late week. A weak weather disturbance will
move across the region Wednesday into Wednesday night, producing
some light snow accumulation for parts of the Midwest.
High temperatures today will be in the 30s across much of the
Midwest, with upper 20s in eastern Indiana.
Low temperatures tonight will range from near zero in northeast Iowa
to the low 20s in southern Missouri.