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National Weather Service Lincoln Illinois
620 am CDT Sat Apr 19 2014

issued 330 am CDT Sat Apr 19 2014

Short through Monday night

A nice Easter weekend lies ahead across central and southeast Illinois
with partly to mostly sunny skies. Mild highs mostly in the lower 70s
this afternoon (few upper 60s far NE cwa) and mid 70s Sunday and

1035 mb Canadian high pressure over central Ontario was ridging
southward across the western Great Lakes into Illinois early this
morning and providing fair skies with ENE winds 5-15 mph. Temps
range from upper 30s NE of I-74 to around 50f along Highway 50 in
se Illinois. Patches of cirrus clouds dropping SSE aross central Illinois
while cirrus shield from 1011 mb low pressure near the eastern
Georgia/Florida border staying se of Illinois. 1004 mb surface low pressure was
over southern sasketchewan and into the central Dakotas with
developing waa pattern ahead of this storm system west of the MS

High pressure over Ontario to drift east into Quebec tonight and
ridge SW into the Ohio and mid MS River Valley and keep fair wx
over Illinois. A fair amount of sunshine and ENE winds turning se toward
afternoon to boost highs into the lower 70s this afternoon with a
few upper 60s far NE County Warning Area. Lows tonight range from the mid 40s over
eastern Illinois to near 50f from Peoria and Springfield west toward the
MS River Valley. Warm highs in the mid 70s Easter Sunday with
partly to mostly sunny skies and southerly winds.

Low pressure passing north of area Monday to keep US in the warm
sector again on Monday with highs back in the 70s. Chances of
showers and isolated thunderstorms to increase from west to east
during the day Monday and then decrease from west to east during
Monday night after cold frontal passage.

Long term...Tuesday through Saturday

Upper level ridge already building into Illinois Tue night and Wed to
keep highs in the mid to upper 60s so not that much cooler than
this weekend. Stronger storm system to impact the region from Wed
night into Friday with good chance of showers and thunderstorms
with highest chances Thu night. Temps that warm into the upper 60s
to mid 70s Thu/Fri to cool off Friday night and Saturday behind
the cold front.



issued 615 am CDT Sat Apr 19 2014

VFR conditions will continue through tonight. High pressure will
drift slowly off to our east during this period allowing surface
winds to veer more into a southeast direction today at 10 to 15 kts.
Other than some sct-bkn cirrus, not much in the way of cloud cover
is expected thru tonight.


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