Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 192030
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
230 PM CST WED NOV 19 2014
A fast-moving cold front swept through central Illinois today,
resulting in gusty winds and increasing cloudiness. Midday high
temperatures ranged from around 30 degrees northwest of the
Illinois River, to the middle 40s along and southeast of a Flora to
Robinson line. Once the front passed, temperatures dropped into the
20s and 30s during the afternoon.
An unseasonably cold airmass will remain in place across the Midwest
for the next couple of days, before a pronounced warming trend begins
by the weekend. High pressure will provide dry weather through
Friday, except across southwest Michigan and far northern Indiana,
where lake effect snow showers will persist. Once the high moves
off to the east, an approaching disturbance will spread light
precipitation into the region late Friday into Saturday. Enough cold
air will initially remain in place to support a period of freezing
rain Friday night, primarily along and north of a Kirksville
Missouri to Louisville Kentucky line. As warmer air arrives from
the south, the precipitation will change to all rain by Saturday.
Overnight low temperatures, will mainly be in the teens, with lower
to middle 20s further south across the Ohio River Valley.
High temperatures on Thursday, will range from the teens across
southern Wisconsin, to the upper 40s in southern Missouri.