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Comfortable 60s before a change in the forecast

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A warm front is making away across the region this afternoon bringing unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions to the area for the next few days. Mostly sunny skies by Monday in addition to temperatures reaching the mid to upper 60s. But why stop there? Temperatures will be racing to the 70s as we head into Tuesday due to another wave of warm air pushing through the area. The next few days will be an excellent time for any outdoor activities.

A pattern change begins by the middle of the week as a cold front crosses the region bringing wet and cooler conditions. We're expecting temperatures to take a dip out of the 60s and trend back towards upper 40s for highs by the weekend.

Rain showers are expected by Wednesday in addition to gusty winds as a strong southerly winds push into the area. These southerly winds will help temperatures stay in the 60s for Wednesday, but a strong cold front will enter the region by Thursday morning, cooling down the temperatures and bringing heavy rainfall and a chance for isolated thunderstorms.

The cold front becomes stationary by late Thursday night which will enhance the rain chances for the area. However, there is still some uncertainty regarding where the frontal system stays put. If the front positions itself north, heavy rainfall will be likely for central Illinois. But if the front positions itself more southward, heavy rainfall will occur near southern Illinois.

Weather Tracker team is keeping an eye out for the thunderstorm chances and heavy rainfall. Tune into later tonight 10 PM for your full 10-day forecast!

Audrey Leigh

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