Wet weekend ahead then drier
CHICAGO – We can expect the progressive weather pattern to continue here in Central Illinois, with one weather system after another.
“Temperature-wise, it’s kind of up and down as we get these big systems moving through,” National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Krein told The Central Illinois Farm Network this week.
A fairly strong low-pressure system is developing over the plains, which is bringing warmer temperatures compared to what we have been experiencing. Our next best chance for shower and thunderstorm activity comes Friday night into early Saturday ahead of a cold front. Rainfall amounts could range from a half inch to an inch or more in some locations.
“We are looking at highs in the low 70s on Friday then even into Saturday, maybe mid to upper 60s,” said Krein.
After the weekend system moves through, Sunday is considered a transitional day with much cooler weather on Monday when highs will only reach the lower 40s and lows return to the 30s. Temperatures should rebound to the 50s and 60s by the middle of the week.
“It looks like after a cool period on Monday, it will maybe warm back up a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday,” Krein added.