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Weather Today

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny and mild with gusty winds. High: 45. Winds: Southeast 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with spotty showers possible after Midnight. Low: 39. Winds: South 15-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

THURSDAY: Early morning showers possible. Cloudy and blustery with falling afternoon temperatures. High: 41. Winds: Northwest 20-25 mph, gusting to 35 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
35
NORMAL LOW:
19

RECORD HIGH: 67 (1970)
RECORD LOW:
-19 (1963)

SUNRISE:
7:11 a.m.
SUNSET:
5:13 p.m.

Quiet weather continues across central Illinois, although the milder temperatures will be cooling somewhat as the weekend approaches.

Gusty south winds and abundant sunshine combine for an exceptionally warm Wednesday with afternoon highs easily reaching the mid- to upper 40's. Temperatures remain above normal for Thursday, but will be falling through the afternoon and turning cooler into the start of the weekend with a return to more seasonable afternoon highs in the 30's.

Precipitation chances are few and far between through early next week. There's a slight chance for a few spotty rain showers early Thursday morning, but that disturbance should pass through dry for most area locations. Sunday offers a better chance for some snow and early indications could put as up to 4" of snow on the ground locally. There's still a good deal of time before this next snow maker arrives and we'll continue monitor the latest models and update the forecast as this weekend approaches.

Beyond the weekend, the extended features a return of much colder weather early next week with temperatures struggling to get out of the teens Monday and only reaching the 20's by Tuesday.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK
: Look for highs in the mid- to upper 40's Wednesday; lower 40's Thursday; mid- to upper 30's Friday through Sunday; mid- teens Monday; and, mid- to upper 20's Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to around 40 Wednesday night; mid- to upper 20's Thursday and Friday night; lower 30's Saturday night; and, single digits Sunday and Monday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

 
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