Warm, wet week ahead

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Temperatures are expected to climb 10-20 degrees above average Mar. 7-13. Temperatures are expected to climb 10-20 degrees above average Mar. 7-13.
Moist air will be brought northward from the Gulf of Mexico translating to clouds, showers. Moist air will be brought northward from the Gulf of Mexico translating to clouds, showers.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Temperatures are expected climb into the 50s and 60s this week giving central Illinois an early taste of spring.

Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says stiff winds at the surface and aloft will be coming from the south, helping to pull plenty of warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico.

While temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees above average through next weekend, Del Rosso says it will be difficult to enjoy since there will be limited sunshine and several bouts of rain moving through. Showers are likely Monday morning, as well as Tuesday night through Wednesday. The rain will accumulate one to two inches, with some spots seeing more by Wednesday night. Some rumbles of thunder may be heard too.

More rain will fall later in the week, mainly Friday night into Saturday and Sunday, as the pattern looks to persist into next weekend. Flooding could occur where the heaviest bands of rain set up, so be sure to stay updated with the latest forecast.

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