Windy, wet, warmer Wednesday on tap

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Strong winds ahead of a cold front will help to temporarily bring some warmer air into the area Wednesday.

StormCenter17 Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says high temperatures will make it near 60 degrees, about ten degrees warmer than the last several days. The average high temperature for Wednesday is 62 degrees.

Winds will start to increase Tuesday afternoon with gusts expected to reach 25 miles per hour, according to Del Rosso. He says sustained winds will be stronger overnight, upwards of 30 miles per hour.

Del Rosso tells us the front will also bring rain to central Illinois. Right now, showers are expected to arrive early Wednesday morning, just in time for the commute to work and school. He adds that off and on showers will persist through Wednesday with a few thunderstorms possible as well. Rain totals are anticipated to range from .25" to .75" and severe weather is not expected.

Be sure to stay with WAND-TV and wandtv.com/weather for the latest forecast.

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