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WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. High: 83. Winds: West 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 63. Winds: Northeast 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 87. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
78
NORMAL LOW: 56

RECORD HIGH: 94 (1911)
RECORD LOW: 34 (1992)

SUNRISE:
5:35 a.m.
SUNSET:
8:17 p.m.

Summer like conditions continue and rain chances take a break for a couple of days before picking back up -- just in time for the weekend.

Springfield picked up .16" of rain on Tuesday with a couple of quick downpours as some scattered showers moved across mid-Illinois. Otherwise, skies were partly to mostly cloudy and Wednesday's forecast looks to be much the same with a stray shower or storm possible in the morning.

Meanwhile, the higher humidity will moderate a bit Thursday and the slightly drier air will combine with abundant sunshine to heat temperatures up to near 90 degrees. Then the weather pattern turns unsettled once again as the weekend approaches.

A warm front brings the muggier air back Thursday night with rain chances picking back up by Friday afternoon. An approaching cold front will increase thunderstorm chances over central Illinois on Saturday with some lingering showers possible Sunday as the front slides off toward the Ohio Valley. Quiet, cooler and more seasonable weather builds in behind the front with temperatures back into the 70s next week.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid to upper 80s Wednesday through Friday; low to mid 70s Saturday through Monday; and, around 80 Tuesday. Overnight lows will drop to the low 60s Wednesday night; upper 60s Thursday and Friday night; low 50s Saturday and Sunday night; and, around 60 Monday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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