Thunderstorms to Hit East of I-57 in Central Illinois Saturday


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Lincoln, IL – Thunderstorms are anticipated to develop east of I-57 on Saturday, potentially impacting travel and outdoor plans.

According to the US National Weather Service Central Illinois, a low-pressure system will bring showers and thunderstorms to the region starting tonight and continuing through Saturday.

While Saturday will see widespread rain, the most intense storm activity is expected primarily east of I-57. Residents should prepare for possible severe weather conditions, including heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds. It is advisable to stay informed through local weather updates and to have an emergency plan in place.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to be cooler, with highs in the lower 70s. Saturday night will see continued chances for showers and thunderstorms, particularly in areas east of I-57, with temperatures dropping to the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Sunday is forecasted to bring a return to fair weather, with partly cloudy skies and highs around 80 degrees. However, an active weather pattern is expected to resume early next week, bringing additional chances for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will remain seasonably warm, ranging from the lower to mid-80s.


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