Quiet start to the week but rain returns quickly

Next system arrives late Monday night
Published: May. 1, 2022 at 4:05 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - High pressure will pass through the region Sunday evening and will keep us quiet with mostly clear skies into the overnight. We’ll have mostly sunny skies to start Monday, but temperatures will be chilly in the low 40s. Highs will climb into the mid 60s and clouds will increase in coverage throughout the day. Winds overnight and Monday will be light thanks to the high pressure working through.

Increasing clouds and below average temperatures Monday
Increasing clouds and below average temperatures Monday(25 Weather Tracker Team)

The clouds will fill in ahead of a system that will bring our next round of showers and a chance for some thunderstorms. Some models hint at rain showers starting late Monday night around dinner time. They would be mostly scattered before more widespread showers arrive overnight Monday night into Tuesday. Showers will be locally heavy and gusty Tuesday morning, and we may see some isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and early afternoon.

Valid at 5:45 AM Tuesday.
Valid at 5:45 AM Tuesday.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

These storms as of now look to be sub-severe, and the rain activity looks to exit by dinner time. Temperatures on Tuesday will be falling throughout the day, so temps in the afternoon will likely be in the low 50s.

Valid at 1:15 PM Tuesday.
Valid at 1:15 PM Tuesday.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

We will have a break from the rain on Wednesday and we’ll see a mix of clouds and sun with highs in the low 60s. More rain chances follow Thursday as another system brings showers and the chance for some strong to severe thunderstorms in the afternoon, depending on the timing of this system. That is something we’ll be looking out for as the week goes on.

Showers will likely linger into Friday, but we’ll dry out for the weekend. Below average temperatures will continue until the second half of the weekend. The 70s and the 80s return to the forecast by next week.

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