Central Illinois Faces Scattered Thunderstorms Expected Through Wednesday


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Springfield, IL – Central Illinois residents should enjoy the weather today, as scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop this evening and persist through Wednesday. Today’s forecast features isolated afternoon storms north of I-72, with temperatures ranging from 87 to 91 degrees.

According to the National Weather Service, the risk of severe weather increases significantly on Tuesday, especially near and west of the Illinois River. This area is under a level 3 risk, with storms likely becoming more numerous by the evening. Damaging winds of 60-70 mph are the primary concern, with a lower threat for hail or tornadoes. Tuesday’s temperatures will range from 87 to 90 degrees.

On Monday, scattered showers and storms are expected, particularly west of I-55, with highs between 84 and 87 degrees. By Wednesday, storm chances will be highest south of I-70, with temperatures cooling to 75 to 83 degrees.

Thursday will bring a welcome break from the storms, with mainly sunny skies and temperatures between 77 and 80 degrees. Residents are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and be prepared for ongoing scattered thunderstorms from this evening through midweek.


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