Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 301000
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
500 AM CDT SAT APR 30 2016
Showers began to move into central and southeast Illinois
overnight, and had overspread the entire area by daybreak.
Rainfall totals remained on the light side, less than a 1/2 inch
for most locations by dawn but were persisting. Temperatures at
dawn ranged from 45 at Galesburg, 46 at Bloomington, 47 at Peoria,
50 at Champaign and Decatur, 51 at Jacksonville, 52 at
Springfield, 56 at Effingham, 58 at Lawrenceville, to 60 degrees at
A vigorous storm system over the Plains will lift northeast on
today, bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms to the
Midwest. A few of the storms could become severe this afternoon
and evening, particularly from southern Illinois southward into
the Ozarks. As the system slowly departs the region, the rain will
diminish to scattered showers overnight tonight and Sunday.
Rainfall totals this weekend will be substantial, with many
locations picking up one, to one and a half inches.
Highs today will range from the lower 50s in eastern Iowa, to
near 80 degrees in southern Missouri.
Low temperatures tonight will range from near 40 degrees in
central Wisconsin, to the lower 60s along the Ohio river.