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SATURDAY: Showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rains. High: 65. Winds: East 10-15 mph, gusting up to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: A few lingering showers or thunderstorms into the evening. Low: 42. Winds: Northeast 10-15 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 62. Winds: Northeast 10-15mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
68
NORMAL LOW: 46

RECORD HIGH: 90 (1986)
RECORD LOW: 32 (1972)

SUNRISE:
6:07 a.m.
SUNSET:
7:47 p.m.

The threat of severe weather this weekend has shifted a little farther north includes of central Illinois with the potential of large hail, damaging winds and locally heavy rains.

While the greatest threat of severe weather on Saturday continues to be focused across southern Illinois, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has shifted the "SLIGHT RISK" zone for large hail and damaging winds farther north to include portions of central Illinois south of a Winchester to Taylorville to Terra Haute, Indiana line. The "ENHANCED RISK" zone for large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes has shifted northward to include portions of southern Fayette and Effingham counties along and south of I-70. Even though the rest of central Illinois -- including Springfield and Sangamon county -- is just outside the favored zones for severe weather, we'll still have the potential of seeing a few stronger thunderstorms capable of producing locally heavy rains of at least an inch through late Saturday night.

Once the rain ends Saturday evening, skies will gradually clear for abundant sunshine Sunday with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.

The outlook for the upcoming week offers a very dry forecast. With the exception of a slight rain chance Wednesday, look for partly to mostly sunny skies all week with slowly warming temperatures hitting the 70s by Thursday.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:
Look for highs in the mid 60s Saturday; low 60s Sunday; mid to upper 60s Monday through Wednesday; and, low 70s Thursday and Friday. Overnight lows will fall to the low 40s Saturday night; upper 30s Sunday and Monday night; mid 40s Tuesday and Wednesday night; and, upper 40s Thursday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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