Central Illinois Near I-57: Severe Storms with Large Hail, Flash Flooding Possible Monday

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Central Illinois is expected to experience strong to locally severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening, particularly west of I-57. These storms may bring large hail and damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph.

According to the US National Weather Service Central Illinois, the storms will be slow-moving, potentially causing flash flooding in urban and poor drainage areas due to heavy rainfall. Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., with a 30-50% chance of development. Residents are advised to stay weather-aware and seek indoor shelter during severe weather.

Showers and thunderstorms will continue into the evening, along with cool temperatures as a low-pressure system moves through the area. Highs today will range from 69 to 73 degrees. Patchy fog is expected tonight due to lingering moisture, with lows between 61 and 66 degrees.

Partly cloudy conditions with highs around 80 are forecasted for Sunday. An active weather pattern is expected early next week, with multiple chances for showers and thunderstorms from Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures will be seasonably warm, with highs in the lower to mid-80s.

Tuesday and Wednesday will likely see showers and thunderstorms, with a 60-70% chance of precipitation. The weather should clear up by Thursday, with partly cloudy skies and highs between 79 and 84 degrees. Nighttime temperatures will be cooler, dropping to the upper 50s to mid-60s. Residents are encouraged to stay updated on the latest weather forecasts and take necessary precautions.

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