Bitterly cold and windy for St. Patrick’s Day
No luck in the forecast for the weekend
PEORIA (25News Now) - Rain will continue through Thursday evening with temperatures gradually warming into the low 50s near dinnertime. Showers can be heavy at times and rainfall amounts, after everything is all said and done, may be up to an inch in some spots. A cold front will pass through between 10 PM and midnight and will bring mix it some brief snow showers before shutting off all precipitation early Friday morning. The front will also bring a blast of cold air with windy northwest winds that will gusts up to 35 mph from Thursday night through Saturday.
St. Patrick’s Day morning temperatures will be in the mid 20s, but it’ll feel like the teens. Highs will only be in the mid 30s with afternoon wind chills in the mid 20s. The day will start off with some clouds, but they will exit east by mid-late morning, so we’ll have mostly sunny and dry conditions for the rest of the Irish holiday.
Unfortunately, the weekend forecast doesn’t get much better. Coldest air will arrive Saturday morning with lows in the teens and feel-like temperatures in the single digits. Afternoon temperatures will only climb into the upper 20s with wind chills in the teens. Skies will also be mostly cloudy with a chance for some flurries. Mostly sunny skies will return Sunday and winds will finally lighten up. It’ll still be unseasonably cold with highs in the mid to upper 30s.
40s and 50s return as we head into the first week of Spring next week.
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