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Winds will turn southerly tonight, becoming breezy and much warmer to close the work week.  A strong storm system will t...
12/06/2023

Winds will turn southerly tonight, becoming breezy and much warmer to close the work week. A strong storm system will then lift across the Mississippi Valley this weekend, bringing mostly rain to central and southeast Illinois.

Clouds will gradually diminish...resulting in some sunshine this afternoon. High temperatures will be near normal for th...
12/06/2023

Clouds will gradually diminish...resulting in some sunshine this afternoon. High temperatures will be near normal for this time of year in the lower to middle 40s. Sunshine and strong southwesterly winds will push highs well into the 50s and perhaps lower 60s in a few spots for Thursday and Friday. After that, a strong storm system will spread showers and possible thunderstorms into the area Friday night into the weekend.

Clouds will gradually dissipate on Wednesday...resulting in partly sunny conditions by afternoon.  High temperatures wil...
12/05/2023

Clouds will gradually dissipate on Wednesday...resulting in partly sunny conditions by afternoon. High temperatures will be near normal for this time of year in the lower to middle 40s. Sunshine and strong southwesterly winds will push highs well into the 50s and perhaps lower 60s in a few spots by Thursday and Friday. After that, a strong storm system will spread showers into the area Friday night into the weekend.

A strong storm system will bring unsettled weather to central Illinois this weekend.  The exact track of the low remains...
12/05/2023

A strong storm system will bring unsettled weather to central Illinois this weekend. The exact track of the low remains in question: however, confidence is growing that widespread rain will occur. If the low takes a more northerly track, thunderstorms will be favored...particularly along and east of I-55 Saturday afternoon and evening. If the low goes slightly further south, the thunderstorm risk decreases...but the potential for wet snow west of I-55 increases. Stay tuned to later forecasts for updates on this developing weather situation.

Dry conditions are expected through the rest of the week after light rain exits the state early this morning. The sun sh...
12/05/2023

Dry conditions are expected through the rest of the week after light rain exits the state early this morning. The sun should finally appear the last half of the week, along with much warmer temperatures in the middle to upper 50s for Thu and Fri.

12/05/2023

Rain will spread into central IL, reaching the Illinois River by midnight and I-57 a few hours after midnight. Total rainfall amounts by morning around a tenth of an inch are expected north of Springfield to Paris, with lighter amounts to the south. https://radar.weather.gov/ridge/standard/KILX_loop.gif

A fast-moving disturbance will bring light precipitation to central Illinois tonight into Tuesday morning. Light rain wi...
12/04/2023

A fast-moving disturbance will bring light precipitation to central Illinois tonight into Tuesday morning. Light rain will be noted south of the I-72 corridor...with a mix of light rain and snow further north. No snow accumulation is expected. After the system departs, mild and dry weather will prevail through the remainder of the work week. High temperatures will be in the 40s on Tuesday, but will soar well into the 50s to around 60 degrees by Thursday and Friday. The next significant chance for rain will hold off until the weekend.

Two minor disturbances will affect the area with rain early this morning in southeast IL and again tonight, with a mix o...
12/04/2023

Two minor disturbances will affect the area with rain early this morning in southeast IL and again tonight, with a mix of light rain and snow. No snow accumulation or travel impacts are expected. Temperatures will get much warmer toward the end of the week.

Minor disturbances will affect the area tonight and Monday night, bringing a mix of light rain and snow.  No snow accumu...
12/03/2023

Minor disturbances will affect the area tonight and Monday night, bringing a mix of light rain and snow. No snow accumulation or travel impacts are expected.

Gloomy weather continues through Monday night. A rain/snow mix is possible late tonight north of I-72. Rain chances cont...
12/03/2023

Gloomy weather continues through Monday night. A rain/snow mix is possible late tonight north of I-72. Rain chances continue Monday through Monday night before dry weather returns for the rest of the week. Temperatures will be seasonable through mid week, then much warmer temperatures are expected for the end of the week.

12/03/2023

Rain is slowly spreading northeastward into central IL this evening, although some of the early radar returns are from rain evaporating above ground level. Expect rain in most of central IL by midnight. Rainfall totals by morning should be around a quarter inch north of I-70, and lower amounts to the south. Some snow is possible near Galesburg, with any accumulations expected to be minimal.

Rain will overspread the area this evening, then diminish Sunday morning.  Another fast moving disturbance will bring sc...
12/02/2023

Rain will overspread the area this evening, then diminish Sunday morning. Another fast moving disturbance will bring scattered showers on Sunday night. Otherwise cloudy and cool weather continues into early next week.

Check out the Skywarn Recognition Day page! It contains links, updates and additional news regarding the annual...
12/02/2023

Check out the Skywarn Recognition Day page! It contains links, updates and additional news regarding the annual event. Post your weather conditions there!
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We ❤️ our spotters and we want to show off our network of dedicated volunteers to everyone! If you're a spotter/HAM Radi...
12/02/2023

We ❤️ our spotters and we want to show off our network of dedicated volunteers to everyone! If you're a spotter/HAM Radio Operator, check in and be recognized for as a valuable part of the National Weather Service.

Link to map and check-in form: https://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition

Cloudy skies will dominate the area this weekend.  Fog and drizzle are expected early this morning, then dry conditions ...
12/02/2023

Cloudy skies will dominate the area this weekend. Fog and drizzle are expected early this morning, then dry conditions will occur during the daylight hours. Another rain system moves in for tonight and Sunday morning. Temperatures will be near seasonable levels for the next several days.

We want to see where all of our spotters are across the nation! Before   ends on Dec. 2nd at 6 pm, check in using the li...
12/02/2023

We want to see where all of our spotters are across the nation! Before ends on Dec. 2nd at 6 pm, check in using the link below and see yourself on the map. It’s very easy, and it lets us acknowledge all of our spotters!

View the map and check in here: https://www.weather.gov/crh/skywarnrecognition

Fog is expected to form across central IL this evening, and continue overnight.  There is a 50% chance that visibilities...
12/01/2023

Fog is expected to form across central IL this evening, and continue overnight. There is a 50% chance that visibilities will drop below 1/2 mile at times. Use extra caution if traveling and be prepared for sudden changes in visibility.

Cloudy skies will dominate the area this weekend.  Fog and drizzle are expected tonight, then after dry conditions durin...
12/01/2023

Cloudy skies will dominate the area this weekend. Fog and drizzle are expected tonight, then after dry conditions during the daylight hours Saturday, another rain system moves in for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Temperatures will be near seasonable levels for the next several days.

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12/01/2023

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Gloomy weather will prevail across central Illinois for the next few days before sunshine returns early next week. Wides...
12/01/2023

Gloomy weather will prevail across central Illinois for the next few days before sunshine returns early next week. Widespread rain will fall through tonight, followed by cloudy and dry weather on Saturday. Another quick-moving system will bring scattered light showers Saturday night through Sunday before a return to partly sunny and dry conditions Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will remain mild through the entire period.

Gloomy weather will prevail across central Illinois for the next few days before sunshine returns early next week.  Wide...
11/30/2023

Gloomy weather will prevail across central Illinois for the next few days before sunshine returns early next week. Widespread rain will fall tonight into Friday, followed by cloudy and dry weather on Saturday. Another quick-moving system will bring scattered light showers on Sunday before a return to partly sunny and dry conditions Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will remain mild through the entire period.

Low pressure tracking northeastward from Texas will bring widespread rain to central and southeast Illinois tonight into...
11/30/2023

Low pressure tracking northeastward from Texas will bring widespread rain to central and southeast Illinois tonight into Friday. The steadiest and heaviest rain will occur from midnight tonight through sunrise Friday before the rain gradually diminishes to scattered showers. Storm total rainfall will generally range from three quarters of an inch to 1 inch...with amounts in excess of 1 inch focused along and southwest of a Canton to Decatur line.

Rainfall over 1" is expected over a large part of central Illinois, heaviest after midnight tonight. The rain begins mov...
11/30/2023

Rainfall over 1" is expected over a large part of central Illinois, heaviest after midnight tonight. The rain begins moving in this afternoon. Temperatures will be on the mild side, with any mixed precipitation staying to our north.

We are still tracking a rain system to move through starting tomorrow afternoon. A wide range of temperatures across cen...
11/29/2023

We are still tracking a rain system to move through starting tomorrow afternoon. A wide range of temperatures across central and SE IL are expected to start the weekend, but with near normal temperatures through the weekend. Rainy conditions look to linger into Sunday with the main rainfall being Thursday - Friday.

The next storm system to impact our area remains on track to bring widespread rain to the region, beginning Thursday aft...
11/29/2023

The next storm system to impact our area remains on track to bring widespread rain to the region, beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through much of Friday. The heaviest rains currently look to be in areas south of I-72 and Danville, where there is a 50-60% chance of seeing at least an inch. Impacts should mainly be limited to ponding of water in some areas, especially where storm drains are clogged by leaves.

For those areas north of I-72 with snow on the ground, expect it to erode today as temperatures reach into the 40s. Area...
11/29/2023

For those areas north of I-72 with snow on the ground, expect it to erode today as temperatures reach into the 40s. Areas further south with bare ground should be able to reach into the lower 50s. More widespread 50s are expected Thursday ahead of a storm system, which will bring widespread rain Thursday night and Friday.

The dry weather continues into tomorrow but rainy conditions take control starting Thurs. Rain will exit by late afterno...
11/28/2023

The dry weather continues into tomorrow but rainy conditions take control starting Thurs. Rain will exit by late afternoon/evening Fri. Areas S of I-72 could see around an inch of rain during that time. Temps hang around the 40s/50s into the weekend.

11/28/2023

7 am Update:

No clouds around Bloomington this hour, but radar is showing quite a bit of bird activity just southwest of town. Any ground truth in that area?

A storm system will bring widespread rain to much of central and southeast Illinois, beginning on Thursday and continuin...
11/28/2023

A storm system will bring widespread rain to much of central and southeast Illinois, beginning on Thursday and continuing into Friday. The heavier rains are expected to be south of I-72, where there is about a 40-60% chance of seeing at least an inch of rain. Given that much of that area has been fairly dry over the last several weeks, especially south of I-70, significant impacts are not expected. However, some ponding of water may occur where storm drains have been clogged by leaves.

Much of the area will only see highs in the mid to upper 20s today, but a warming trend will begin Wednesday. As a storm...
11/28/2023

Much of the area will only see highs in the mid to upper 20s today, but a warming trend will begin Wednesday. As a storm system develops to our southwest, rain will move into central Illinois on Thursday, continuing into much of Friday.

While the week will start off cold and winter-like, temperatures will moderate towards the middle of the week with wides...
11/27/2023

While the week will start off cold and winter-like, temperatures will moderate towards the middle of the week with widespread rain arriving Thursday. Rain will slowly shift southeast on Friday, with dry conditions across the board expected by Saturday.

With temperatures dropping into the teens tonight, and winds generally around 10 mph or higher, wind chills in the singl...
11/27/2023

With temperatures dropping into the teens tonight, and winds generally around 10 mph or higher, wind chills in the single digits are likely overnight into mid Tuesday morning. Areas from Galesburg to Pontiac north will likely see wind chills around zero by daybreak Tuesday.

Here is a map showing snowfall total over central and northwest Illinois on Sunday Nov 26th. Most of this snow fell from...
11/27/2023

Here is a map showing snowfall total over central and northwest Illinois on Sunday Nov 26th. Most of this snow fell from I-72 north with as much as 4 inches in Peoria. Areas south of I-72 mainly had rain.

We'll start off the week on the cold side, but temperatures should moderate around mid week. While a few flurries can't ...
11/27/2023

We'll start off the week on the cold side, but temperatures should moderate around mid week. While a few flurries can't be ruled out today, dry weather will prevail through mid week. An incoming storm system will bring periods of rain Thursday into Friday.

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