Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 201208
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
708 AM CDT Thu Apr 20 2017
Partly cloudy skies prevailed across central and southeast Illinois
through the early morning hours. Temperatures across the area at
6 a.m. were quite mild, ranging from 64 degrees at Olney to 71
degrees at Springfield.
A cold front will push southeast across region today as low
pressure over southern Wisconsin tracks into lower Michigan later
this afternoon. Expect showers and thunderstorms to occur along
and to the east of the cold front today with the potential for
severe storms over parts of lower Michigan to Indiana this
afternoon and evening. A few of the storms over east central
Illinois this afternoon may be strong before shifting to the east
of the area late this afternoon. Much cooler air will arrive
across the Midwest tonight and Friday as the cold front shifts
into the Ohio Valley.
High temperatures this afternoon will range from the mid 50s to
lower 60s over southern Wisconsin to the lower 80s across western
Kentucky through southeast Illinois.
Low temperatures tonight will drop into the mid and upper 30s over
parts of Wisconsin to around 60 degrees in western Kentucky.