Skies will be cloudy this evening but showers will become likely after midnight. Low temperatures will be only in the upper 40s.
Areas of rain will spread from south to north across our area on Wednesday. We may also have a storm or two out and about but strong storms are not expected. Rainfall may be heavy at times, especially along and west of the I-55 corridor. High temperatures will be right around 60 and the wind will be from the east between 5 and 15 mph.
We expect a lull in the rain across our area Wednesday evening but it appears as if our rain and storm chances will go up again on Thursday when a cold front sweeps on through. This front could spark a few strong to severe storms but it’s not a sure bet… at least not yet. We’ll continue to monitor the situation. Heavy rain will be possible with any shower or storm that happens to develop during the day. Mild high temperatures in the upper 60s to around 70 will continue.
Friday is expected to be a “dry” day with the chance of rain only around 20%. Another slow moving front is expected to ease its way into the region starting Saturday and it may take until the middle of next week to move on out. Several more inches of rain may fall during this time as well. The threat of flash flooding and river flooding will be on the increase if heavy rain does indeed occur in our area.