Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 022116
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
315 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms occurred across central
Illinois this afternoon with a low overcast sky. The heaviest rains
with some thunder was with a band along and just east of I-55 at 3 pm
and tracking northeast. Temperatures at 3 pm, ranged from 37
degrees in Galesburg, to 63 degrees in Flora and at the Mount
Carmel airport. South to southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph and gusts
of 20 to 30 mph prevailed this afternoon, though lighter east
northeast winds prevailed northwest of the Illinois river.
Strong low pressure in the southeast corner of Nebraska, will
lift northeast of Lake Huron by Wednesday afternoon. This winter
storm will bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions into
tonight over central and northwest parts of Iowa and Wisconsin
into southern Minnesota. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over
Kentucky, Indiana and eastern Illinois into this evening. Strong to
severe storms are possible into early evening over Kentucky,
southern Indiana and far southeast Illinois. Damaging winds will be
the main threat with these storms. Showers will diminish overnight
into Wednesday morning over Indiana and Kentucky. For Wednesday,
colder air will move in on blustery winds, along with some scattered
light rain or light snow showers.
Lows tonight, will range from the mid to upper teens in northwest
parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, to the middle 50s in eastern Kentucky.
High temperatures Wednesday, will range from the upper teens and
lower 20s over northwest parts of Iowa and Wisconsin, to the upper
50s in eastern Kentucky.