Cooler, Dryer Weather on the Way


Published on October 10 2018 8:01 am
Last Updated on October 10 2018 8:01 am


Some dryer and cooler days are on the way for much of Illinois this week. High temperatures in the 50s and 60s will be the rule, according to meteorologist Dan Hicks, with Freese-Notis Weather. 

“We could see some 30s at night later in the week, especially in the northern part, but probably not cool enough to produce any freezing temperatures in the region,” he told the RFD Radio Network®

Another weather pattern with potential for heavy rainfall will pass through the Midwest this weekend, but Hicks said it cold mostly miss Illinois.

“It does look like it’s going to take a more southerly track,” Hicks said.  “I think areas just to the north of the Ohio Valley will probably see some more significant rain from that weekend system.”

He anticipates some more cool air to come in behind that system next week.

“During that time, we may see a little greater threat for some frost across sections of the Midwest,” Hicks said.  

Longer term, Hicks called for conditions to remain cool but with less precipitation.

“It looks like a different pattern across the central U.S., where we have more of a northwesterly flow aloft as opposed to this southwesterly flow,” he said. “That should result in generally cooler weather, but also less frequent rainfall and less potential for heavier rainfall as we get into the latter part of October.”