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.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny. High: 63. Winds: North 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy and mild. Low: 42. Winds: ENE 5-10.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
NORMAL HIGH: 65
NORMAL LOW: 43
RECORD HIGH: 89 (1937)
RECORD LOW: 26 (1997)
SUNRISE: 6:18 a.m.
SUNSET: 7:39 p.m.
Look for a beautiful spring day today with temperatures continuing to warm to the low 60's. Clouds will increase late in the day ahead of a chance for showers Thursday night into early Friday morning.
A weak cold front passes through Illinois today, but does little to affect temperatures. It will bring more cloud cover by afternoon, but partly sunny skies are still expected. A quick weather system makes it's way eastward tonight which could trigger a few light showers, but little to no measurable rainfall is anticipated. A chance for sprinkles lingers into early Friday morning, but then skies start to clear out and temperatures stay seasonable.
Easter weekend kicks off with perfect conditions. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 60's are expected. Sunday starts off with mostly sunny skies, but then we can expect increasing clouds. Models suggest rain chances for Easter Sunday will be isolated to the evening and overnight, with the greatest chances for precipitation not hitting until Monday.
THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for high temperatures in the low 60's Thursday and Friday; upper 60's Saturday; low 70's Sunday; upper 60's Monday; and, low to mid 70's Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will fall to the lower to mid 40's Thursday night; low 40's Friday night; and, upper 40's Saturday night; and, low 50's Sunday through Tuesday night.Christina Mueller