Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
AWUS83 KILX 170937
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
437 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015
Clear and calm conditions prevailed over central and southeast
Illinois overnight, as high pressure stretched across the region.
Some dense fog was found across the eastern part of the state.
Early morning temperatures were in the upper 40s to middle 50s.
The high pressure ridge will bring dry and warm weather to much of
the Midwest today. As the high shifts east this weekend, low
pressure over the Plains will gradually track northeast, and bring
scattered showers and thunderstorms as far east as the Mississippi
River Valley on Saturday. The unsettled weather pattern will
overspread much of the Midwest for Saturday night and Sunday. Some
strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible for southern
Illinois, south through the lower Mississippi Valley, for Sunday.
Temperatures will remain well above normal through Saturday, before
turning sharply colder after the system pushes east of the area, on
High temperatures today will reach the 70s for much of the Midwest,
while lows tonight will drop into the 50s.