Good Friday morning everyone. We've been talking about a large system planned to invade our area for a good week now. Well, it is finally on our doorstep and will slowly make its way through Illinois today. While we are starting fairly warm this morning, our winds will eventually shift as the cold front advances northeastward. Temperatures this afternoon will begin to plummet almost ten degrees every four hours. 66 Degrees is expected for our highs and by 8PM we could be feeling the lower 40s with some very windy northwest winds.
Southerly winds to start today allowing us to enjoy a warmer start, though rain chances will increase and be possible throughout the day on an on/off basis. A thunderstorm can't be ruled out, but no severe weather is expected. Again, highs today around 66 before dropping towards the 30s. Our lows tonight around 32, and an overnight chance for flurries and snow showers will exist for our area. Thankfully, our ground is still warm, the snow won't be sticking around.
Bitterly cold temperatures (at least to what we have been used to) will come into Saturday's forecast. Temperatures reaching into the low 40s, but with strong northwest winds it will feel much cooler than what the temperature is reading. We'll decrease clouds throughout Saturday, but winds will continue to be breezy and gusty throughout.
Sunday the winds will begin to calm down by the late morning/early afternoon hours. Temperatures will remain in the lower 40s, but more sunshine is expected. The week ahead our temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s, maybe a 50 degree day on Tuesday where another chance for rain comes into play. Thanksgiving appears to favor dry conditions, with temperatures around 50.