Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 242036
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
336 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2016
Sunny skies prevailed south of I-72 this afternoon while partly to
mostly sunny skies were noted north of I-72. Breezy south winds
of 10 to 20 mph and gusts of 20 to 25 mph brought in warmer
temperatures today. Mercury levels at 3 pm were in the mid 70s to
near 80 degrees, ranging from 73 degrees in Olney to 80 degrees
in Peoria, Jacksonville and Rantoul.
Strong low pressure over central south Dakota will slowly track
eastward across southern Minnesota on Monday, and across the
southern Great Lakes overnight Monday night into Tuesday. This
will bring a cold front southeast across the Midwest the next few
days. This will spread scattered showers and thunderstorms
southeast from Iowa and Wisconsin into the Illinois river valley
later tonight, and across most areas north of the Ohio river by
Monday night. Rain chances will diminish Tuesday over Wisconsin,
Iowa and northern Illinois as Canadian high pressure pushes south
toward the Great Lakes region. Warm temperatures will continue
another day on Monday from Illinois southward, then start
gradually cooling from north to south on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Low temperatures tonight, will range from 35 to 40 degrees across
northern Wisconsin, to the 50s and lower 60s from Iowa and
southern Wisconsin southward.
High temperatures Monday, will range from the upper 30s to lower
40s over northern Wisconsin, to the upper 70s and lower 80s from
southern parts of Iowa and Wisconsin southward.