WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, warmer but windy. High: 59. Winds: S 15-25 (35) mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and breezy. Low: 41. Winds: South 15-20 (30) mph.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny and seasonable. High: 62. Winds: South 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Increasing cloud cover and a chance of showers. Low: 45. Winds: East-Northeast 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
NORMAL HIGH: 65
NORMAL LOW: 43
RECORD HIGH: 88 (2002)
RECORD LOW: 26 (1962)
SUNRISE: 6:20 a.m.
SUNSET: 7:38 p.m.
A Freeze Warning
remains in effect for Chirstian, Shelby, Fayette, Moultrie, Effingham and Montgomery county until 9am Wednesday morning. Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing for nearly all of central Illinois.
Look for warming temperatures today and strong south winds. A warm front lifts into central Illinois early in the day. Combine that with a warm southerly flow of air, and temperatures rise to near 60 degrees by Wednesday afternoon. Conditions will continue to warm early in the day Thursday, but then a low settling in just north of Illinois will drag a cold front across the state. That could spark some showers late in the day.
By Friday, we're looking at some clearing in the sky conditions and any rain chances tapering off early in the morning. Saturday will bring the return of mostly sunny skies and about seasonable highs to kick off Easter weekend, but Sunday's forecast brings overcast conditions and showers off and on throughout the day.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for high temperatures in the upper 50's to low 60's Wednesday; low 60's Thursday; upper 50's Friday; low to mid-60's Saturday through Monday; and, upper 60's Tuesday. Overnight lows will fall to the lower to mid 40's Wednesday and Thursday night; upper 30's Friday night; and, upper 40's Saturday through Monday night.Christina Mueller