Hey, y’all, it’s time for a forecast. We’re going to hit the plains of Illinois on this fine Thursday afternoon.
At 252PM, CT, Springfield was reporting light rain and a temperature of 66 degrees. A swath of rain was parked from the Upper Midwest south to Missouri, orphaned by a dissipating jet and weak wave moving through the Canadian Lake Country. The rain will continue to dissipate as it moves easy, but a hard charging system moving out of the Rockies will import more warm air and moisture.
This newfound southerly flow will mean the chance for thunderstorms will continue through tomorrow afternoon. On Saturday, the extent of the Mississippi and Ohio Valley will be awash in rain and a few embedded thunderstorms, as a stout southwesterly flow will continue to import moisture into an already destabilized atmosphere. Rain will be widespread, and will be able to wash over most of the region, including Springfield through the day.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers, with a few thunderstorms, High 78, Low 66
Saturday – Rain, High 78, Low 67
TWC: Tomorrow – Scattered thunderstorms, High 82, Low 61
Saturday – Thunderstormms, High 84, Low 65
AW: Tomorrow – Times of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm in the area, mainly early; warmer High 82, Low 61
Saturday – Variable cloudiness with a shower or thunderstorm around; warm High 82, Low 66
NWS: Tomorrow – Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, High 81, Low 62
Saturday – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 81, Low 66
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 79, Low 63
Saturday – Thunderstorms likely. High 78, Low 66
WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 81, Low 63
Saturday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 81, Low 66
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the morning and afternoon.High 80, Low 63
Saturday – Light rain until evening. High 78, Low 67
Rain, rain, rain. We find ourselves with Weatherbug on this forecast. Let’s hope we are on to something. Rain is just now nosing into Springfield, and it won’t leave for a while.