Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 182015
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
300 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2015
Partly sunny skies and mild temperatures prevailed over central and
southeast Illinois this afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms developed
north of Interstate 74 along a weak frontal boundary and drifted
north into parts of north central Illinois. Afternoon temperatures
ranged from the middle 70s to around 80 degrees, with the warmest
temperature at Springfield, where the 3 pm temperature topped out
at 81 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a large area of low
pressure well out to our west will slowly spread into parts of far
western Illinois this evening with most areas seeing a good chance
for showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. On Sunday, strong to severe
thunderstorms will be possible as far north as southern Illinois and
Missouri. Cooler air will begin to move in to the area on Sunday, and
persist for much of next week.
Low temperatures tonight will drop into the 50s, with daytime highs
on Sunday ranging from the upper 50s over parts of central
Wisconsin, to the middle 70s over parts of southeast Missouri into
extreme southern Illinois.