Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 300133
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
832 PM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014
A linear cluster of thunderstorms, producing brief heavy rainfall,
continued to move northeast across central Illinois this evening.
Meanwhile, most of southeast Illinois remained dry under partly
cloudy skies. Winds were out of the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Temperatures ranged from the low 70s near Galesburg to the low 80s
A trough of low pressure over Iowa and Missouri will continue to
track northeastward tonight, with the line of showers and
thunderstorms in Illinois continuing to push northeast as well. The
main threats from the thunderstorms tonight will be frequent
lightning and brief, heavy rainfall. Thunderstorms will continue to
be likely along and east of the Mississippi River on Saturday as a
cold front approaches from the west. A temporary break in the rain
chances will occur for much of the Midwest on Sunday, as the front
pushes into the Ohio River Valley.
Overnight low temperatures will drop down into the upper 60s and
lower 70s across the region.
High temperatures on Saturday will range from the upper 70s in
northern Iowa to the upper 80s from Missouri eastward across the
Ohio River Valley.