Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 020446
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1003 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016
Mid and high level clouds were increasing across central and
southeast Illinois late this evening. Patchy dense fog was reported
generally north of a line from Peoria to Bloomington at late evening
as well. Temperatures around the area at 9 p.m. ranged from 30
degrees at Lacon, to 42 degrees at Flora and Effingham.
A strong winter storm organizing over the Plains will spread
precipitation east towards the Mississippi River Valley overnight.
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.
Low temperatures overnight will range from the middle 20s in
northern Iowa, to near 50 degrees in southern Missouri. High
temperatures on Tuesday will range from the lower 30s in northwest
Iowa, to the lower 70s in western Kentucky.