Warm and wet to begin the week; cold to follow later
CHAMPAIGN — Temperatures could get as high as 65 degrees early this week, but plenty of rain is expected, too, and cold temperatures will return by Thursday.
The National Weather Service forecasts that rain is likely to continue overnight Sunday into Monday, and preciptation is likely every day through Wednesday afternoon.
Monday will bring very mild temperatures, with highs in the mid 50s. Showers are likely Monday night, but overnight lows might only reach 53 degrees.
Tuesday will be even warmer, with a high temperature around 65 degrees. But it might be wetter, too — the National Weather Service is predicting thunderstorms before midnight.
Wednesday likely will be cooler, with a high temperature around 37 degrees. Rain or snow is likely during the afternoon.
Temperatures will really begin to cool off Wednesday night and into Thursday, when the weather service expects high temperatures in the mid-20s.
Friday will remain cold, with temperatures around 19 degrees, before warming up slightly going into the weekend. High temperatures in the mid-30s are expected on Saturday and Sunday.