After what was a busy end of October and first ten days of November with several record setting snows across the state along with several days of record temperatures, we will enter a stretch of fairly quiet and boring weather across the Midwest, including here in Illinois. I dig into some details below....
After a weak weather disturbance passes through the Midwest and far northern Illinois with a shot of some light snow, broad high pressure will slowly build into our region from the central plains. This will lead to a several day stretch of quiet and dry weather across the Midwest as you can see below, with any precipitation avoiding our area.
With continued northwest flow aloft allowing for bouts of colder temperatures into the Midwest, surface temperatures will remain well below normal, especially across the northern half of the state. Below is forecast daytime highs across the state for tomorrow.
With some more sunshine expected on Friday thanks to the area of high pressure over the region, temperatures will be a bit warmer with more widespread 40's expected. The cool spots will be across northern Illinois where the deepest snow pack currently resides, aiding in keeping temperatures cooler.
Beyond Saturday, daytime highs will continue to be below normal Sunday and Monday ranging from the upper 30's to upper 40's from north to south across the State. Regarding any precipitation chances, numerical model guidance continue to try to bring a weak front into the region from the west with chances for some precipitation but as of now, much of Illinois will remain on the dry side outside of a spotty shower.