Springfield’s weather forecast for today, as of 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May. Overnight, isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Then, Saturday, isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday Night, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Next, Sunday, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunrise today will be at 5:36 am and the sun will set at 8:15 pm.
There is one local weather hazard at the time of this report. Here’s that local weather hazard.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central Illinois and east central Illinois. Day one. Tonight. A few strong to possibly severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening, mainly north of I-72. The main severe weather threat through early evening will be damaging winds and large hail, with isolated tornadoes a risk north of I-72. Days two through seven. Saturday through thursday. There will be periodic chances for thunderstorms through Sunday night, then again Tuesday night into Wednesday. The best chances of any severe weather during this time frame will be late Saturday afternoon into Saturday night and again Tuesday night. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation will be needed through early evening north of I-72.
Stay tuned for weather updates since the weather’s always changing.