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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1129 AM CDT Mon Sep 24 2018

Clouds quickly spread north this morning, blanketing all of
central and southeast Illinois by late morning. The coverage of
the scattered showers across  southeast Illinois decreased by 
late morning. Temperatures around the area at 11 AM, were in the 
mid 60s to lower 70s.

A weak mid-level weather system over Arkansas late this morning, 
will track northeast, spreading clouds and light rain across the 
region this afternoon. Although the heaviest rain will stay in 
Arkansas, Tennessee, and Indiana, some light rain may reach as 
far north as central Illinois. Southerly winds will increase 
today, increasing humidity, though high temperatures will be held
down today due to the cloud cover. Tomorrow the southerly winds 
will allow more humidity and warmer temperatures across the area, 
ahead of a cold front moving into the area tomorrow. This system 
will spread rain across the area tomorrow, before pushing out of 
the area by Wednesday. Temperatures will hold in the mid 70s 
today, and increase to around 80 degrees tomorrow, but then 
struggle to reach 70 degrees on Wednesday.

High temperatures today, will top out in the middle 70s for most
of the Midwest, ranging from the lower 70s in northern Indiana, 
to the lower 80s across the Missouri bootheel.

Low temperatures tonight, will range from the middle 50s across
northwest Iowa and central Wisconsin, to the upper 60s across
southeast Missouri and the lower Ohio Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For KANKAKEE County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT MON SEP 24 2018

NORTHEAST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHICAGO-OHARE  PTSUNNY   74  60  61 E10       30.03F                  
CHICAGO-MIDWAY NOT AVBL                                               
AURORA         NOT AVBL                                               
WAUKEGAN       PTSUNNY   66  60  81 E13       30.05F                  
DUPAGE AIRPORT NOT AVBL                                               
WHEELING       PTSUNNY   72  59  64 E8        30.06F                  
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     65  60  84 E9          N/A                   

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint Map, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Monday September 24, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 74 degrees north, near 67 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 94%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the east at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 110/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees at Waukegan.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For KANKAKEE County,IL

434 AM CDT Mon Sep 24 2018 /534 AM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  High Swim Risk

DISCUSSION  

  Dangerous swim conditions are expected at Lake Michigan beaches
  on the Illinois shore this morning. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Tuesday  
  Elevated Severe Thunderstorm Risk.
Sunday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

DISCUSSION:

Scattered thunderstorms are likely Tuesday, especially during the
afternoon and evening when some of the thunderstorms could become
severe. The primary severe risk with these storms will be locally
damaging winds in excess of 58 mph. While locally damaging winds 
will be the primary severe risk, there is a very small chance of 
large hail or perhaps even a tornado two. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For KANKAKEE County, IL
1110 AM CDT Mon Sep 24 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Cloudy with drizzle likely and a chance of light rain. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening becoming south after midnight. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                SEP 29-OCT 3  OCT 1-OCT 7    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
MRF 10-Day Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford

Almanac Information

Monday September 24, 2018 the 267th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -0.840000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:49 EDT Set 19:52 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:50 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:23 EDT Ends 20:18 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

SEPTEMBER 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1926...
The temperature at Yellowstone Park dipped to nine degrees below zero. It
was the coldest reading of record in the U.S. during September. Severe
freezes were widespread over the northwestern U.S. causing great crop
destruction. In Washington State, Spokane County experienced their earliest
snow of record. Harney Branch Experiment Station in Oregon reported a
temperature of 2 degrees above zero to establish a state record for the
month of September. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1950...
A smoke pall from western Canada forest fires covered much of the eastern
U.S. Daylight was reduced to nighttime darkness in parts of the Northeast.
The color of the sun varied from pink to purple, blue, or lavendar. Yellow
to grey-tan was common. (24th-30th) (The Weather Channel)
...1972...
Lightning struck a man near Waldport OR, a young man who it so happens was
carrying thirty-five pieces of dynamite. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
The first full day of autumn proved to be a pleasant one for much of the
nation, with sunny skies and mild temperatures. Thunderstorms again formed
over Florida and the southwestern deserts, and also formed along a cold
front in the northeastern U.S. A storm spotter at Earp CA sighted a couple
of funnel clouds, one on the California side of the state line, and the
other on the Arizona side. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and
damaging winds in the southeastern U.S., with reports of severe weather
most numerous in North Carolina. Golf ball size hail was reported at Tick
Creek and a number of other locations in North Carolina. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Forty-seven cities between the Rockies and the Appalachians reported record
low temperatures for the date. Lows of 38 degrees at Abilene TX, 34 degrees
at Jackson KY, and 36 degrees at Midland TX established records for the
month of September. The low of 36 degrees at Midland smashed their previous
record for the date by thirteen degrees. Fayetteville AR and Springfield MO
reported their earliest freeze of record. Thunderstorms produced torrential
rains in northeastern Florida. Jacksonville was deluged with 11.40 inches
of rain, and flash flooding resulted in two deaths. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky