Colder air across the Northern Plains will spill into Central Illinois Thursday afternoon.
(WAND) -- After near-record warmth Wednesday, central Illinois will feel more like fall Thursday.
Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says a cold front passing through overnight is to thank for the cool down.
"By Thursday afternoon, temperatures will be 20-25 degrees colder compared to Wednesday when many areas were close to 90°," Del Rosso said. "That puts temperatures Thursday afternoon in the upper 60s. Don't get too used to the chill, however."
According to Del Rosso, central Illinois will be warming back up into the 80s Friday and lasting right though the weekend.
"A warm front will lift back to the north Thursday night bringing another round of rain with it lasting into Friday morning," he said. "That will also turn winds out of the south bringing summer back for the next several days."
Average temperatures in early October range from the lower 70s for highs and upper 40s for lows.