STEADY RAIN KEEPS BLACK FRIDAY DAMP; MORE RAIN CHANCES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MONTH.
SPRINGFIELD (WICS) - Rain has been steady all day long. For the most part, rain totals are right around 1" in central and eastern Illinois. The cold front carrying into rainfall is now through our viewing area and temperatures went from the upper 60s yesterday to afternoon temps in the 40s today. The rain will slowly drift off to the south this evening as rainfall in central Illinois becoming even lighter and more scattered.
For the remainder of the weekend, the cold front semi-stalls out and a few more rain making disturbances track along the front. Luckily for us, those rain chances mainly stay south of I-70 in southern Illinois, so it's within reason a stray shower will be possible both Saturday and Sunday. Those chances are fairly small in the 20-30% range, with the best chances occurring near Effingham. Though it'll be cloudy to finish out the weekend. Another small disturbance crossing the plains early next week will give Illinois another quick rain chance Monday and Monday evening before departing Tuesday and then setting up a dry stretch. Temperatures will remain constant over the next 7 with highs around the mid 40s and low around the freezing mark, give or take a couple degree from day to day.
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THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the mid 40s Saturday through Tuesday; low 40s Wednesday; mid 40s Thursday; and, upper 40s Friday. Overnight lows will fall to the mid 30s Friday through Sunday night; upper 30s Monday night; low 30s Tuesday night; upper 20s Wednesday night; and low 30s Thursday night.
Thomas Patrick - Storm Team Meteorologist
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