Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 212014
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
314 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015
A clearing trend continued through the afternoon across central
Illinois, and most areas northwest of I-55 were cloud free by mid
afternoon. Thicker clouds persisted in southeast Illinois, but
these areas were also in the process of clearing. By mid afternoon,
temperatures were generally in the lower to mid 60s, but ranged from
57 degrees at Lawrenceville, to 68 degrees at Peoria.
As an area of high pressure drifts through the Midwest, pleasant
conditions are on tap for Friday. A warming trend will be starting
as well, becoming more established for the weekend. As a storm
system organizes over the Plains, showers and thunderstorms will
spread across areas west of the Mississippi River on Saturday, with
the rain threat becoming widespread over the remainder of the
Midwest for Sunday and Memorial Day.
Regional low temperatures tonight will be in the 40s, with highs on
Friday generally in the upper 60s to mid 70s.