Central Illinois Faces Scattered Thunderstorms Through Tuesday South of I-72

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Lincoln, IL – Residents of central Illinois should prepare for a series of scattered thunderstorms that are expected to last through Tuesday, with some potentially severe weather on the horizon. 

The US National Weather Service in Central Illinois has forecasted a gradual clearing for today, but unsettled weather patterns are set to return. Saturday afternoon could see a few strong to severe thunderstorms, particularly affecting areas south of Interstate 72, with risks of large hail and damaging winds.

According to the weather service, high temperatures will hover a few degrees above normal, ranging from the high 70s to low 80s. The chance of precipitation varies each day, peaking at 70% on Tuesday. Residents are advised to stay weather aware, particularly on Saturday, and have multiple ways to receive warnings. The frequent rain chances into early next week suggest that the region will not see a prolonged dry spell anytime soon.

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