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Morning Weather Discussion 6/2/14
We're tracking an area of storms out to our west along a cold front that will edge into central Illinois this morning. The line appears to be breaking apart a bit, so what we do see will likely be light. Strong southerly winds will bring in warmth and moisture for today. They will remain on the windy side all afternoon, acting as our main warming factor. Dewpoints are way up there too, in the mid to upper 60s. The cold front will allow for redevelopment of storms this afternoon. Despite today's rain chances, highs will still reach the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows will stay mild in the mid to upper 60s. Rain chances will begin moving out this evening, allowing for drying as the front passes through tonight. Being on the cool side of the front on Tuesday will allow for plenty of sunshine and slightly drier air tomorrow. However, on Tuesday night into Wednesday, we could see a very strong complex of storms moving into central Illinois. This will bring very heavy rainfall and a good chance of severe weather. A moderate risk of severe weather is in effect for the western half of our area. The rest of the area is under a slight risk. Development will be focused along the front as it slowly pulls north into Wednesday. The front will begin cooling us off by the middle of the week. We're looking drier with highs in the 70s by Thursday and Friday.