Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 011039
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
439 AM CST MON FEB 1 2016
Partly cloudy skies and unseasonably mild temperatures prevailed
across central and southeast Illinois overnight. Early morning
readings were in the lower to middle 30s.
A high pressure ridge will bring quiet and mild weather to the region
today. However, by tonight a strong winter storm organizing over the
Plains, will spread precipitation east towards the Mississippi River
Valley. For Tuesday, heavy snow and blizzard conditions are
expected from western Iowa, northeast through southern Minnesota
and central Wisconsin. Farther south, thunderstorms are likely for
much of Illinois, with strong to severe storms possible, from the
southeast third of Illinois, south through the Ohio Valley. As the
system lifts northeast of the area on Wednesday, much colder air will
move in, and light snow or flurries will be possible from central
Illinois, north into the Great Lakes.
High temperatures today will range from the lower 30s in northern
Iowa, to near 60 degrees in southern Missouri. Lows tonight will
range from the upper 20s in southern Wisconsin, to near 50 degrees
in southern Missouri.