Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 230126
Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
726 PM CST Wed Feb 22 2017
Fog and low clouds burned off over most of central and southeast
Illinois on Wednesday afternoon. Several record high temperatures
were set, as readings were 20 to 30 degrees above normal. Highs
ranged from 64 in Springfield, to 71 in Champaign.
A moist airmass and light winds will promote fog again over the
region tonight. On Thursday, a strong low pressure system will
organize over the Plains, spreading scattered rain showers north
of a warm front, which will shift north across central Illinois.
On Friday, a strong cold front will push across the state. Strong
to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along the front,
affecting the eastern half of Illinois during the afternoon,
before storms shift into Indiana during the evening. Unseasonably
warm conditions will remain over the area, until the cold front
shifts east late Friday.
Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper 30s in
northwest Illinois, to the mid 50s in central Indiana. Highs on
Thursday will range from the lower 40s in northeast Illinois, to
the mid 70s in southern Missouri.