Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 192040
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
340 PM CDT FRI SEP 19 2014
Sunny skies were seen across central and southeast Illinois today.
South to southeast winds of 7 to 14 mph with gusts of 15 to 20 mph
prevailed this afternoon. Temperatures at 3 pm were in the middle
to upper 70s, with the Mount Carmel airport at 81 degrees and
Jacksonville reporting 80 degrees.
Milder temperatures will prevail ahead of an approaching cold
front through Saturday across much of the Midwest with southerly
breezes. The cold front over the northern plains, will push
southeast across Illinois overnight Saturday night. This will bring a
good chance of showers and thunderstorms to Iowa and Wisconsin by
overnight, and over the rest of the Midwest, including Illinois by
Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. There is a slight chance
of severe storms Saturday afternoon and evening over the northern
half of Illinois, northwest Indiana and southern lower Michigan.
Clouds will decrease from the northwest on Sunday as showers and
thunderstorms diminish across the Ohio river valley, as high pressure
settles back into the Midwest with seasonable temperatures.
Low temperatures tonight, will be in the 50s to lower 60s around
the region, with mid to upper 60s over western Missouri and southwest
High temperatures Saturday, will range from the mid to upper 60s in
northern Wisconsin, to the mid 80s from central Illinois southwest
across Missouri and western Kentucky.