Central IL 5 Day Forecast (2/11/18-2/15/18)


 

Peoria and Surrounding Areas:

2/11 Tonight

Lows: -2 to 2 °F

Clear 

Precip: 0-5%

2/12 Monday

Highs: 19-23 °F

Partly Cloudy

Precip: 5-10%

 

 

Monday Night

Lows: 7-11 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

2/13 Tuesday

Highs: 30-35 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

 

Tuesday Night

Lows: 23 to 28 °F

Cloudy

Precip: 5-10%

2/14 Wednesday

Highs: 44-49 °F

Chnc Showers

Precip: 20-30%

 

Wednesday Night

Lows: 38-42 °F

Cloudy

Precip: 10-20%

2/15 Thursday

Highs: 46-51 °F

Chnc Rain

Precip: 30-40%

 

Thursday Night

Lows: 27-32 °F

Cloudy

Precip: 10-20%

 

Springfield and Surrounding Areas:

2/11 Tonight

Lows: 5-9 °F

Clear 

Precip: 0-5%

2/12 Monday

Highs: 26-30 °F

Sunny

Precip: 0-5%

 

Monday Night

 Lows: 12-17 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

2/13 Tuesday

Highs: 36-41 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

 

Tuesday Night

Lows: 29-34 °F

Cloudy

Precip: 5-10%

2/14 Wednesday

Highs: 48-53 °F

Chnc Showers

Precip: 30%

 

Wednesday Night

Lows: 42-46 °F

Chnc Showers

Precip: 20-30%

2/15 Thursday

Highs: 50-55 °F

Rain Likely

Precip: 60%

 

Thursday Night

Lows: 28-33 °F

Chnc Rain

Precip: 30-40%

 

Champaign and Surrounding Areas:

2/11 Tonight

Lows: 2-6 °F

Clear 

Precip: 0-5%

2/12 Monday

Highs: 23-28 °F

Sunny

Precip: 0-5%

 

Monday Night

Lows:11-16 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

2/13 Tuesday

Highs: 32-37 °F

Mostly Cloudy

Precip 5-10%

 

Tuesday Night

Lows: 26-31 °F

Cloudy

Precip: 5-10%

2/14 Wednesday

Highs: 46-50 °F

Chnc Showers

Precip: 20-30%

 

Wednesday Night

Lows: 42-46 °F

Chnc Showers

Precip: 20-30%

2/15 Thursday

Highs: 48-53 °F

Chnc Rain

Precip: 40-50%

 

Thursday Night

Lows: 30-35 °F

Chnc Rain

Precip: 20-30%

EMCWF Forecasted Low Temperatures Tonight

        I imagine many of you are ready for a much needed break from Old Man Winter who has overstayed his welcome over the past week. For those of you that do not prefer frozen precipitation, I am happy to report that central IL will remain snow free over at least the next 5 days. The upcoming pattern will feature a warm-up across the state through the end of the week. Prior to the warm-up however, Central IL will experience one more very cold night due to strong surface high pressure settling into Minnesota overnight. With a clear night and light winds over fresh snow cover (especially locations across the far northern portions of Central IL) temperatures will really bottom out overnight. I am expecting lower single digits below zero across the north where the deepest snow cover exists. Otherwise, expect temps in the middle to upper single digits for the southern parts of the forecast area. While a warming trend will be underway starting Monday evening, temperatures will still remain below normal through Tuesday. Temperatures will finally rise above normal Wednesday into Thursday.

EMCWF Showing a Strong Upper Level Low Carving out a Trough Across the Western CONUS, Consequently Promoting Warm Moist Air to Flow North from the Gulf into the Central US

        High pressure will quickly be replaced by return flow early next week, which will bring warmer and less dry air into Central IL. This warming trend will continue into at least Thursday ahead of the next frontal system. Another strong cold front will move through our area overnight Thursday into Friday. Initially, the entire forecast area will likely be within the warm sector of the system which would result in all liquid precip. However, there is a chance for light post frontal precip which could fall in the form of snow on Friday. But there is far too much uncertainty at this juncture to worry about specifics. Depending on how warm it gets as well as how much rain will be associated with the storm system, there will likely be some flooding concern across portions of the state.

GSoliday