Great weather for Memorial Day Weekend!

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 4:55 AM CDT|Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 6:32 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - You’ll probably want to grab the extra layer out the door this Friday morning, as temperatures have dipped into the low to mid 40s prior to daybreak. The combination of sunny skies and dry air will allow for quick warming, so temperatures should warm to around 70° by noon. Afternoon highs are forecast to climb into the upper 70s across central Illinois. The weather will be gorgeous for any Friday evening plans!

Hour-by-Hour Friday Forecast.
Hour-by-Hour Friday Forecast.(WEEK)

Nice weather is on tap for this extended weekend! Cool mornings will be followed up by mild afternoons each day through Monday. Any outdoor events should be in great shape, you just will want to stay hydrated through the warm afternoons. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s Saturday and Sunday, with further warming into the upper 80s for Memorial Day. Make some outdoor plans and enjoy the unofficial start to Summer!

A little warmer each day this weekend!
A little warmer each day this weekend!(WEEK)
Heatwave on tap, with highs in the 90s next week.
Heatwave on tap, with highs in the 90s next week.(WEEK)

The extended forecast continues to feature strong signals for the temperatures to climb even further through the middle of next week. High temperatures in the low 90s appear likely Tuesday - Friday. The forecast aims to remain very dry and sunny through next Wednesday. Isolated to scattered storm chances may return by the end of next week, as a result of increasing levels of humidity. Have a great weekend!