Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 072052
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
252 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016
Partly sunny skies have filled the skies over central Illinois
during the early afternoon hours and will continue through sunset.
Temperatures around the region at 3 p.m. were in the 30s for most
Early season Arctic high pressure will build into the northern
Rockies today. Ahead of this high pressure ridge, brisk northwest
winds will bring much colder air into the Midwest for the next few
days. Temperatures will dip several degrees below normal, with
single digit wind chills common both Thursday and Friday morning.
Besides lake effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes, dry weather
will persist, as the high pressure system shifts across the
Midwest through Friday night.
Lows tonight will drop into the teens and 20s across the Midwest. High
temperatures Thursday will range from the low 20s in the northern
Mississippi River Valley to the mid 30s in southern Illinois.