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TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms. Low: 73. Winds: South 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny with a slight storm chance. High: 91. Winds: Southwest 10-15 mph.

Ric Kearbey
Storm Team 20 Chief Meteorologist








Almanac

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014

NORMAL HIGH: 85
NORMAL LOW:
63

RECORD HIGH:
104 (1936)
RECORD LOW: 
44 (1950)

SUNRISE: 6:16 a.m.
SUNSET: 
7:47 p.m.

After an extended stretch of cooler than normal summertime temperatures, central Illinois is bracing for triple digit heat indices the next few days.

A very persistent weather pattern is setting up to build a heat dome over the nation's mid-section for the remainder of the work week and into the weekend with temperatures getting back into the 90's. Add in tropical-like dew points in the 70's and heat indices will make it feel as much as 100 degrees at the peak of daytime heating.

In the meantime, look for a slight chance of a shower or isolated thunderstorm Thursday morning as warm front lifts off to the north. 

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the lower 90's Thursday through Monday; and, upper 80's Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will drop to the lower 70's through the extended period.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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