Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 101659
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1059 AM CST Tue Jan 10 2017
Very strong south winds had helped to usher in much warmer temperatures
across central and southeast Illinois through the morning hours.
By late morning, temperatures were consistent in the upper 40s
and lower 50s across the area. Wind gusts reaching into the mid to
upper 40 mph range were common. Otherwise, mostly cloudy to
overcast skies dominated the area.
South winds will continue to keep warmer than normal temperatures
over the next few days. However, rain will overshadow the warmer
temperatures this week. The chance for precipitation increases
through today as a storm system passes through the northern
portions of the upper Midwest. A brief break in the weather will
return Wednesday, but more chances for precipitation return for
the end of the week and into the weekend ahead of the next cold
High temperatures today will range from near 40 in northern
Illinois, to the mid 50s in the southern portions of the state.
Low temperatures overnight will range from teens in the
northwestern Midwest to the low 40s in the southeast.