Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 041202
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
558 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015
Partly to mostly cloudy skies and blustery northwest winds were seen
across central and southeast Illinois, early this morning. Light
rain was also seen in the southeast part of the state. Pre-dawn
temperatures around the area at 5 a.m., ranged from 11 degrees at
Galesburg, to 36 degrees at Mount Carmel. Wind chill readings were in
the single digits above and below zero northwest of a line from
Jacksonville to Bloomington, as an Arctic airmass was moving into the
area this morning with the gusty northwest winds, after the cold
frontal passage overnight.
The cold front has moved through the Midwest to south of the Ohio
River, where it is expected to stall. Another storm system tracking
northeast along the front today will allow precipitation to continue
along and south of the I-70 corridor, with rain changing to snow
later this morning. The heaviest snow accumulations can be expected
south of the Ohio River today into tonight, with lighter
accumulations further north towards I-70. Otherwise, cold and dry
weather will prevail over the northern half of the region as Arctic
high pressure settles in for today and tomorrow.
High temperatures today, will range from the single digits in
northern Wisconsin, to the mid 40s in central Kentucky.
Low temperatures tonight, will range from 5 to 10 below zero across
much of Wisconsin, northern Iowa, and northwest Illinois, to the
teens in southeast Missouri and Kentucky.