Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 221943
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
243 PM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016
Partly to mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures prevailed
across central and southeast Illinois on Friday afternoon. Mid
afternoon readings were in the middle to upper 80s, with heat
index readings in the lower 90s.
A large upper level ridge of high pressure will build back into
the region for this weekend, and bring dangerously hot and humid
conditions to a large part of the Midwest. Afternoon heat index
readings will be in excess of 105 degrees for both Saturday and
Sunday. In addition to the heat and humidity, scattered
thunderstorms will be possible, as a frontal boundary lingers
across the region.
Low temperatures tonight will drop into the 70s across the
Midwest, while highs on Saturday will reach the 90s.