Second day of record warmth across central Illinois


CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Multiple record high temperatures are being set across parts of central Illinois today as temperatures soar into the 70s.

StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says a combination of sunshine and southwesterly winds are to credit for the new records, easily breaking the previous ones set all the way back in 1930.

Below is a comparison of Saturday's highs versus the old records for several cities across the area.

Saturday's Temperature Records Shattered
City Today's High Previous Record
Effingham 74º 68º - 1930
Springfield 73º 68º - 1930
Jacksonville 73º 71º - 1930
Decatur 71º 70º - 1930
Champaign/Urbana 70º 66º - 1930
Lincoln 70º 68º - 1930
Charleston 70º 70º - 1930

Del Rosso says the warmth won't be around long as highs drop to near 50 Sunday and eventually cool into the 30s by the middle to end of next week.

Be sure to watch WAND-TV or check back with for any updates to the forecast.

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