We had lots of sun out there today folks, however, temperatures remained chilly in the 20s with wind chill values in Quincy late Tuesday afternoon only in the teens!
Quincy had an official high temperature of 28 degrees which is 25 degrees below average for the time of year!
Surface high pressure locked overhead will remain in control of our weather pattern Tuesday night resulting in nearly calm winds, clear skies, and very cold lows back in the middle teens.
On Wednesday, lots of sun is once again in the forecast with somewhat warmer temperatures in the 30s by afternoon.
A storm system will move north into Missouri and Illinois Wednesday night and Thursday, but will stay south of the WGEM viewing area it appears right now.
Winter Storm Watches are posted for much of southeast Missouri and southwest Illinois where several inches of snowfall are expected.
Some lower 40s are due to arrive on Thursday with mostly to partly sunny skies.
Some seasonable 50s may return to the Tri-states before the week is out on Friday or at least some areas may touch 50 degrees may be a better way to word it!
Might snow chances return for this weekend?
Watch WGEM News Today and Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5:00 AM Wednesday for the answer to that question and the latest forecast data!
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist