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WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few showers or thunderstorms. Low: 61. Winds: Northeast 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: A slight chance of a passing shower in the morning. A mix of sun and clouds. High: 77. Winds: Northeast 10-15 mph.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
86
NORMAL LOW: 65

RECORD HIGH: 102 (1931)
RECORD LOW: 51 (1984)

SUNRISE:
5:34 a.m.
SUNSET:
8:31 p.m.

July looks to start off just like the month of June with rain chances and cooler than normal temperatures.

An approaching cold front will provide the spark for scattered showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, especially into the afternoon. While the threat of severe weather for locations along and south of I-72 will be marginal, locally heavy downpours can't be ruled out. Most locations around mid-Illinois are expected to pick up between a 1/4 to 1/2" of rain by Wednesday evening, but communities closer to the I-70 corridor could see upwards of an inch of rain. Rain chances will gradually diminish and shift southward into the evening as the cold front pushes into southern Illinois and stalls out.

With the cold front stalling out just to the south, the better rain chances the remainder of the week will be focused across the southern third of Illinois. Other than some isolated showers on Friday, look for partly to mostly sunny skies Thursday through the 4th of July with slightly cooler than normal temperatures.

Temperatures will gradually warm up to the mid-80s over the latter half of the holiday weekend with another disturbance bringing chances of showers and thunderstorms back into the forecast Sunday and early next week.

7-DAY TEMPERATURE FORECAST: Look for highs in the upper 70s and low to mid- 80s and lows in the low to mid 60s Wednesday through Saturday; and, highs in the low to mid- 80s and lows in the mid- to upper 60s Sunday through Tuesday.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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