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MONDAY NIGHT: Clearing skies, brisk winds and colder. Low: 38. Winds: Northwest 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and windy. High: 66. Winds: West 15-25 mph, gusting up to 40 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and windy. High: 65. Winds: Northwest 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

Thomas Patrick
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
66
NORMAL LOW: 44

RECORD HIGH: 89 (1936)
RECORD LOW: 28 (1956)

SUNRISE:
6:14 a.m.
SUNSET:
7:42 p.m.

After getting soaked with heavy rains Sunday, it will be noticeably cooler across mid-Illinois this week with temperatures running a few degrees below normal for mid- to late April.

Parts of central Illinois received nearly steady rains Sunday and rain gauges filled-up accordingly. Springfield's official rain total at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport came to .82". Other area rain totals include 1.12" in Litchfield, .75" in Lincoln, .27" in Decatur, 1.08" in Jacksonville, and .45" in Champaign.

Much cooler air is returning to the nation's mid-section on the strength of gusty west to northwest winds that will be blowing in Monday behind a departing cold front. Temperatures will be be cooler than the past week or two, but not terribly cold. Look for highs in the low 60s and overnight lows in the upper 30s to low 40s -- just a few degrees cooler than normal mid to late temperatures in the mid to upper 60s for daytime highs and mid 40s for nighttime lows.

The outlook for much of the 7-day period is quiet and dry, but our southern most counties could see a quick shower chance Tuesday night as a trough of low pressure swings though and more widespread rain chances will develop late in the week with showers possible Friday night and Saturday.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the low to mid 60s and overnight lows in the upper 30s and low 40s through the extended period.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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