A more active weather pattern is expected over the next week for Illinois.
“We had some rain return Friday and Saturday and some places have had as much as 1 to 2 inches, but other areas probably under .5 inches,” said Freese-Notis Weather Meteorologist Dan Hicks. “Rainfall has been quite variable across the state so far.”
But more chances are coming up.
“It looks like we’ll have off and on chances returning Wednesday through Saturday,” he said. “Over the next five to seven days, rainfall amounts should probably average near to above normal across the state.”
Hick expects the 11-to-15-day outlook to have “a little less rainfall” across the state.
As for the temperature gradient in the coming weeks, Hicks says it "looks like the overall warmer trend is going to continue in the short term."
Illinois experienced some chilly April and early May temps, but some parts of the state approached 90 degrees this past Sunday.
“I think into this weekend we’re going to see near to above-normal temperatures,” Hicks said.
Normal highs this time of year are in the 70s.
There's "really no sign of any unusually cool weather coming up into early next week,” Hicks said.
With the exception of far northern Illinois, most of the state should stay away from 30-degree temperatures in the overnight.