Central Illinois Weather Alert: Thunderstorms Expected Friday


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Lincoln, IL – Central Illinois residents should be on alert as showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase from the west on Friday, continuing into Saturday.

According to the US National Weather Service Central Illinois, today will remain dry with less humid conditions and temperatures between 80-86°F. However, showers and thunderstorms will begin to increase from the west on Friday, particularly west of I-55. Friday’s highs will range from 80-87°F, with rain chances peaking Friday night.

Widespread severe weather is not anticipated, but a few storms could reach locally severe levels, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The unsettled weather will continue into Saturday, with temperatures rising to 86-91°F.

The forecast improves by Sunday, with cooler and less humid conditions expected. Temperatures will range from 77-83°F, and the clear weather will persist into the next week.

Residents should stay updated on weather alerts and be prepared for any severe weather developments over the weekend.


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