Multiple tornado formations and funnel clouds either touched down or threatened to during severe weather Memorial Day, across IL and near the IN border, according to storm damage reports collected by the National Weather Service. Low pressure tracks out from the west slinging showers and thunderstorms over the region by early Memorial Day and this could run for most of the day.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 65 degrees.
It should cool off to 70s for highs by Monday.
Record high temperatures will remain possible through Wednesday.
Thu: High: 77 Low: 57 Partly cloudy.
Fri: High: 79 Low: 59 Partly cloudy. Best dynamics for strong to severe storms are mainly north of I-70.
Rain isn't a sure thing, but scattered rain and storms will be possible through Friday.
Friday will be slightly warmer in the mid-upper 50s for lows and upper 70s-low 80s for highs.
The good news is that Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 will be picture flawless - sunny and seasonable with a high in the mid to upper 70s and calm winds of about eight miles per hour. Highs will top out in the low to mid-80s, with muggier dew points in the 60s.
A few lingering showers are possible Wednesday (and maybe Thursday?) but we'll transition out of the severe weather pattern.