Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 241526
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1026 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014
Partly cloudy to sunny skies were present across central and
southeast Illinois this morning. Scattered showers and thunderstorms
that moved over portions of eastern and southeastern Illinois
earlier this morning have diminished over the past few hours.
Southerly winds at 5 to 10 mph occurred, with temperatures in the
upper 70s to mid 80s throughout the area.
A high pressure ridge remaining over the mid Mississippi Valley
extending into the Midwest will bring hot and very humid weather
to the region today through Tuesday. Heat indices will routinely
climb above the 100 degree mark this afternoon through Tuesday.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop and move through
Indiana and Kentucky this morning, with mainly dry weather expected
throughout most of the region today. The next significant chance for
rain will hold off until Tuesday night and Wednesday, as a cold front
slowly approaches from the west. Temperatures will gradually cool
down behind the front on Wednesday and continue to decrease into the
latter half of the week.
High temperatures on Sunday, will range from near 80 degrees across
northern Wisconsin, to near 100 degrees across central and southwest
Low temperatures tonight will only drop down into the upper 60s
across eastern Wisconsin, with lows in the low to mid 70s across the
remainder of the region.