CLOUDY SKIES, CHILLY TEMPERATURES AND SLIGHT RAIN CHANCES FINISH OUT THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Rain was steady throughout the day Friday with rain totals right around 1" in central and eastern Illinois. The cold front that brought the rain is now stalled out over the Ohio Valley, still just close enough to still bring some spotty rain chances in our direction over the remainder of the holiday weekend.
Overall, mainly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures with highs in the mid- 40s and lows in the mid- 30s are expected both Saturday and Sunday. However, several disturbances moving along the stalled front could spread some slight chances for a stray shower or two back into at least the extreme southeastern portions of mid-Illinois -- such as Effingham and Vandalia -- along and near the I-70 corridor. aturday and Sunday. Those chances are fairly small in the 20-30% range, with the best chances occurring near Effingham.
Another small disturbance crossing the plains early next week will give Illinois another quick rain chance Monday and Monday evening before departing early Tuesday. That's followed by an extended stretch of dry weather with sunshine and near normal or just slightly above normal temperatures for early December.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid to upper 40s Saturday through Friday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 30s Saturday through Monday night; and, upper 20s and low 30s Tuesday through Thursday night.
Joe Crain - Storm Team Meteorologist
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