Chillicothe, IL Marine Weather and Tide Forecast

Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Chillicothe, IL

December 7, 2023 4:56 PM CST (22:56 UTC)
Sunrise 7:07AM   Sunset 4:32PM   Moonrise  2:31AM   Moonset 2:27PM 

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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lincoln IL 220 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2023

Issued at 203 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2023

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* Unseasonably warm and breezy conditions will continue in the near term ahead of an approaching front this weekend. Temps will run well above normal with highs well into the 50s to around 60 degrees again Friday. Similarly warm conditions are expected ahead of a cold front east of I-57 Saturday.

* Impacts from a weekend system continue to trend down with the threat for severe weather and heavy rain now appearing much lower compared to previous forecasts.

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This afternoon, a broad 990mb low is located over the Dakotas while a broad high is over the southeastern US. A tight southwesterly gradient is located over central Illinois in between these two features, while aloft, a very strong upper ridge spans much of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley. The combination of SW flow with the upper ridge is contributing to unseasonably warm conditions across central Illinois today, and these conditions will continue into the day Friday as synoptic features slowly translate east. Temps in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees will be in place areawide Friday with gusts into the 20 to 30 mph range.

Meanwhile, a strong shortwave will begin to dig out a deep trough over the Great Plains Friday through the weekend. This wave will begin to lift across IA/MO Friday evening to the Great Lakes Friday night. Weak surface reflection will develop in response tracking from near Quincy late Friday evening to near Milwaukee overnight. A trailing cold front will sweep across central Illinois Friday night into Saturday morning. Low level saturation will increase tonight into Friday morning ahead of these features, and could begin to see some drizzly conditions Friday evening followed by light rain overnight associated with the upper wave. Given the continued faster trends with frontal passage, instability now looks unsubstantial and the threat for thunderstorms and heavy rain has diminished. NBM probabilities of exceeding an inch of rain is only around 20 percent now in the far southeastern forecast area south of I-70 and less than 5 percent further north. The probability of exceeding 100 J/kg SBCAPE is less than 30 percent south of I-70 with no expectation for surface based instability further north. This makes sense given the timing of the frontal passage and overcast conditions that develop through the day Friday. With this in mind, the threat for severe weather should remain at least south of I-70 with most of central Illinois out of this threat.

Saturday evening, frontal boundary will stall over Indiana and the lower Ohio Valley while another upper level disturbance propagating along the frontal zone causes another round of showers that lift back north slightly towards or into the area. Areas south of I-70 have the best chance for seeing this next round of rain. These chances will diminish again around midnight as the wave exits the area. Most of central Illinois will remain dry Saturday evening.

A large area of high pressure will build across the Great Plains this weekend, spreading into the Mississippi Valley Sunday and continuing to spread across the eastern CONUS through the first half of next week. This will result in several days of dry weather across central Illinois with temperatures back closer to their seasonal norms.


(For the 18z TAFs through 18z Friday Afternoon)
Issued at 1126 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2023

The main aviation concern within this TAF cycle is the potential for low-level wind shear late tonight as a broad 50-60 kt low- level jet veers across central Illinois. Pilots ascending and descending throughout the regional terminals should brace for 45-50 kts of LLWS between the 2-3 kft AGL layer. Otherwise, clouds will begin to thicken and lower into the MVFR range Friday morning ahead of a frontal system.



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