Clouds are breaking up in central Illinois & even in parts of our western half. So, potential of lunar eclipse viewing is there, mainly after 3 a.m. Fingers are crossed!
In the mean time, snow is passing through with a quick patchy dusting on gusty north winds to 31 mph at times. We have a dusting on the grass & car tops at the station right now. It has so far amounted to a trace.
As for tomorrow, any cumulus/stratocumulus may linger to early afternoon mixed with sun. Thinking it will go mostly sunny by mid-afternoon & after temperatures struggle to reach 40 (due to some clouds & ample mixing with gusty north-northwest winds to 35 mph), we will see a late-day rally to 40-45 as winds back off.
Tomorrow night, the winds will calm, but rising heights with warm air advection & potential commencement of south breeze late, am inclined to believe that temperatures will level off at 25-29. I prefer this, rather than earlier opinion today of 22-26.
With strong south winds Wednesday & mostly sunny skies, 54-60 still look good.
Strong southwest winds to 45 mph Thursday & strong sinking air will result in a 63-68 day (67 Lafayette area). This will occur ahead of a clipper racing southeastward, which will bring some scattered showers/t’showers Friday (highs 58-63).
Behind clipper, strong northwest winds & highs of 54-58 are likely Saturday with 30-35 Saturday night.