After a dry start to Wednesday, showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into central Illinois by the mid to late morning hours. It's a good idea to keep the umbrella handy throughout the day, as additional shower chances exist this evening. Afternoon highs warm into the low 70s. Chances for severe weather have decreased, however a few gusty storms are possible.
Periods of scattered rain showers are in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Dry, sunny, and even cooler weather arrives for the weekend. Expect highs in the low to mid 60s.