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National Weather Service Lincoln Illinois
302 PM CDT sun Jul 24 2016

Short term...(this evening through monday)
issued at 302 PM CDT sun Jul 24 2016

Oppressive heat and humidity has returned to central and southeast
Illinois this afternoon, similar conditions to what we had 3 days ago on
Thursday July 21st. Mid afternoon temperatures were in the upper 80s
and lower 90s, while tropical dewpoints were in the upper 70s and
lower 80s. This was giving heat index readings of 105-115f, and
highest in Peoria. Will continue the excessive heat warning across
County Warning Area through 7 PM CDT this evening. Lows overnight will range from
around 70f over the Illinois River valley, to muggy mid 70s in southeast
Illinois. Highs Monday to mostly be in the upper 80s, with southeast Illinois
near 90f. Heat indices Monday afternoon to reach 98-103f in
southeast Illinois from I-70 southeast. This is shy of 105f so will not
extend the excessive heat warning beyond 7 PM today.

Aside from the heat, a cool front extending from northeast WI and SW
through southeast Iowa (nw of the quad cities) and NW MO is projected
to track southeast across central Illinois after sunset tonight and
through southeast Illinois during Monday. The latest forecast models are
developing scattered convection ahead of this cool front late this
afternoon and evening and shift this into southeast Illinois on Monday.
Storm Prediction Center day1 outlook has marginal risk of severe storms north of I-70
tonight, with a slight risk of severe storms over northeast Illinois
including eastern Marshall and northeast Woodford counties. Storm Prediction Center
day2outlook has expanded the marginal risk of severe storms across
southeast Illinois on Monday afternoon. Very unstable/bouyant airmass over
central Illinois this afternoon with convective available potential energy of 4-6k j/kg similar to Thu
afternoon levels. As frontal boundary moves into Illinois River valley
late today, should see convection expand and strengthen especially
over northeast Illinois.

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Long term...(monday night through sunday)
issued at 302 PM CDT sun Jul 24 2016

Frontal boundary should be just south of the County Warning Area Monday with
convection still possible along and either side of the boundary.
Will keep a slight chance and small chance of storms in the
southeastern part of the County Warning Area to cover this possibility. Beyond this
any convection should be in southern Illinois for Tue and Tue night.
Though chance pops will be south of the cwa, a slight chance is
still warranted in southeast Illinois. High pressure should dominate the
weather of the rest of the County Warning Area with drier dewpoints and slightly
cooler temps. By Wed, the front will begin to lift northward as the
high pressure pushes off to the east. This will also allow the
boundary to lift northward from the west and move into western
Illinois. Southeast Illinois will see chance pops return for Wed.

With the high pressure east of the area by Wed night, another short
wave will drop into the area from the northwest with an associated
low pressure area and frontal system. This will bring the return of
chance pops to the area beginning Wed night. This shortwave trough
will help to carve out a larger trough that will setup over the grt
lks/Midwest area, keeping the surface boundary near the County Warning Area for the
rest of the week and into the weekend. Therefore, a chance of precip
will continue for the rest of the forecast period. There will likely
be some periods of dry weather, long term models showing some
differences and hard to forecast brief dry periods this far out.
Expect adjustments/refinements in the forecast to occur as the week
progresses.

Temps will cool some as the front drops through the area tomorrow,
but even cooler weather is expected for the latter part of the week
as cyclonic flow sets up.

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Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Monday afternoon)
issued at 1259 PM CDT sun Jul 24 2016

A cool front over central WI and southeast Iowa into NW MO will
track southeast across central Illinois late this evening and early
overnight. A band of showers and thunderstorm is expected to
develop ahead of this front late this afternoon and evening over
central IL, reaching pia and bmi between 23-24z and to I-72
between 00z-01z. Have thunderstorms in the vicinity for a few hours early this evening due
to uncertainty of coverage, though latest hrrr model showing
better cover over bmi and cmi around 00z/7 PM. Carried vcsh late
this evening and early overnight until frontal passage to the
south of I-72 by 08-09z. MVFR conditions are briefly possible with
thunderstorms. Fog formation later tonight/early Monday morning
looks mainly south of I-70 but did carry vsbys 5-6 miles from
09z-14z. Breezier south-southwest winds 10-13 kts and gusts of 16-20 kts this
afternoon to diminish under 10 kts after sunset. Winds to switch
northwest after frontal passage and be northerly 5-10 kts on Monday
morning.



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Ilx watches/warnings/advisories...
excessive heat warning until 7 PM CDT this evening for
ilz027>031-036>038-040>057-061>063-066>068-071>073.

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Short term...07
long term...auten
aviation...07

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