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SUNDAY: Sunny. High: 87. Winds: South 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 67. Winds: South 5-10 mph.

MONDAY: Partly sunny. High: 89. Winds: South 10-15 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015


RECORD HIGH: 103 (1936)
RECORD LOW: 51 (1997)

5:36 a.m.
8:30 p.m.

After a near perfect 4th of July, the holiday weekend finishes out with sunshine and summertime temperatures before storm chances return in the coming week.

We remain sunny Sunday with a mix of sun and clouds by Monday. As high pressure slides east, winds will become southerly and temperatures and dew points will climb a little bit. Those temperatures will be in the upper 80s with heat indices in the low 90s Sunday and upper 90s Monday.

A cold front drops into Illinois late Monday evening. That will likely bring thunderstorms to the area Monday night and linger into Tuesday. The threat of severe weather will be quite low, but locally heavy rains could pose some flash flooding concerns over saturated ground and swollen rivers and streams.

Temperatures on the back side of the cold front will be much cooler with highs only in the mid- to upper 70s through mid-week. Unsettled weather continues for much of the extended period and temperatures will gradually warm back to the mid- to upper 80s by the start of the upcoming weekend.

A reminder that FLOOD WARNINGS along the Illinois River will continue until further notice. Many locations in central Illinois along the river are within 1-foot of record levels, with the sensor in Meredosia reaching a record height of 28.83' Thursday morning. Expect major flooding to continue for at least another week even though the river are beginning to recede.

7-DAY TEMPERATURE FORECAST: Look for highs in the upper 80s Sunday and Monday; mid- to upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday; low 80s Thursday; and, mid to upper 80s Friday through Sunday. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 60s Sunday and Monday night; low 60s Tuesday and Wednesday night; and, mid to upper 60s Thursday through Saturday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

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