Thursday, April 03, 2008

When Will It Warm Up?

Here in east-central Illinois it seems that spring may never come. We have had only a couple of days with temperatures in the 60's, but lot's of rain and cool temperatures have ruled the day. We have more rain predicted for this weekend, which will delay spring planting yet again. Here is the latest from agriculture meteorologist Greg Soulje:

Well, if anything, this early-Spring pattern, thus far, has remained consistent: A day or two of "acceptable" weather...followed by a day or two of "crummy" weather, and too much of a good thing: Rain. That's the story over the next 48- to 60-hours.

Yet another, moisture-laden, northbound warm front heading for the Ohio Valley will meet-up with slow-moving low pressure via the southern Plains, accompanied by a series of upper air disturbances. The end result will be once again be periods of rain, showers and thunderstorms.

The heaviest rainfall, on the order of 2- to 4 inches, should lay-out along and south of Interstate 70. Renewed flooding is to be expected.

Meanwhile, a fair amount of rain, soaking at times, will fall closer to home.


A Look Ahead at April

Central Illinois Weather Map

24-Hour Precipitation Forecast

5-Day Precipitation Totals Forecast

Central Illinois Radar

Central Illinois March 17-19 Flooding

Central Illinois Weather Watches, Warnings and Advisories

Spring Flood Outlook

Central Illinois River Level Synopsis

Current Central Illinois Weather Round-Up

Central Illinois River Level Data

Today's National Weather Map

National Watches, Warnings and Advisories

National Weather Service 6- to 10-day Outlook

National Weather Service 8- to 14-day Outlook

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