A Brief Chill Returns to the Area

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS- A cold front has pushed through the Wednesday night allowing cooler air to spill into the region. Lows across Iowa will drop near, if not a little below freezing, with area lows remaining in the lower 40s. 

A trough in the jet stream is set up across the central part of the county allowing the cooler and drier air mass to sink south. Highs Thursday will struggle to make it out of the upper 50s. 

 

Highs pressure will drift into central Illinois tomorrow afternoon with the winds calming down in the evening and overnight. A clear sky, calm wind and dry air is a perfect combination for another chilly night tomorrow. Lows will drop into the lower 40s with a few areas that could reach into the upper 30s. 

The cool down will be brief as high pressure slides east allowing winds to swing back out of the south. A ridge will build east as the cool air retreats allowing for a warm up and highs to return to near 70 Friday and the low to middle 70s over the weekend. 

The warming trend will continue into the first part of next week. Highs will warm into the lower to middle 80s Monday and Tuesday, before a weak boundary drops through Wednesday morning dropping highs in the middle 70s. 

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