Scattered showers Tuesday morning followed by warmer temperatures
PEORIA (25News Now) - An area of low pressure over the Dakotas will drive scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder through Central Illinois this morning as it slides eastward. Once these showers end, a warm front will lift through the region brining warmer temperatures with it. We’ll enjoy 80 degree daytime highs through into the weekend to wrap up the summer season. We’ll see plenty of dry time over the next few days, but a few chances for showers and thunderstorms will remain possible.
Tuesday: Showers will continue to move into Central Illinois from the northwest this morning ahead of an approaching warm front. Showers and a few rumbles of thunder will be possible, especially north of I-74. Areas further to the south are expected to remain dry, so not all of us will need the rain gear this morning. These showers will gradually end through the mid to late morning helping bringing dry conditions for the second half of the day. As the warm front lifts, south-southwesterly winds will begin to build helping drive some warmer air into the region. It will be breezy at times with gusts up to 25 miles per hour in the afternoon. Temperatures will quickly climb through the afternoon with highs reaching the lower 80′s for most.
Rest of the Week: Warmer temperatures will continue through the remainder of the work week with daytime highs trending in the lower 80′s through Saturday. We’ll see plenty of dry time, however; some rain and storm chances are possible. A few passing showers are possible Wednesday and Thursday before a greater chance for rain and a few thunderstorms arrives Friday into the weekend ahead of a passing cold front. Forecasting models continue to show variability in the exact timing and intensity of our rain chances for the second half into the weekend, but the overall trend is that we can expect on-and-off chances for showers.
Make sure to stay tuned over the next few days for the latest forecast updates!
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