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Weather Today

WEDNESDAY: Sunny. High: 61. Winds: Light East.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 41. Winds: Light Southeast.

THURSDAY: Morning sun gives way to increasing clouds and scattered showers in the afternoon. High: 61. Winds: South 5-10 mph

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014

NORMAL HIGH: 64
NORMAL LOW: 42

RECORD HIGH: 85 (1947)
RECORD LOW: 22 (1976)

SUNRISE: 7:16 a.m.
SUNSET: 6:09 p.m.

Quiet weather and cooler temperatures stay in place the next couple of days before late week rain chances develop
across central Illinois .

A ridge of high pressure keeps mainly clear skies in place through early Thursday morning. However, clouds will be increasing into Thursday afternoon ahead of a warm front will wring out a few scattered showers. Rain chances will quickly diminish by sunset with little in the way of any significant rainfall. The latest forecast models are keeping rain totals around a tenth-of-an-inch or less.

Sunshine builds back into the forecast heading into the weekend with slowly warming temperatures from the upper 60's Friday into the mid- 70's by Sunday. Another slight rain chance develops late Monday night into early Tuesday morning along with cooling temperatures.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the lower 60's Wednesday and Thursday; around 70 Friday; lower to mid- 70's Saturday through Monday; and, near 60 Tuesday. Overnight lows will drop to the lower 40's Wednesday night; around 50 Thursday through Saturday night; upper 50's Sunday; and, lower 50's Monday night.

Joe Crain

Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

 
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