CENTRAL ILLINOIS — The
National Weather Service in Lincoln is warning Central Illinois residents of a hazardous weather outlook.
According to meteorologists, scattered thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon across Central Illinois.
"While severe weather is not expected, lightning and isolated heavy rainfall will be hazards," the report stated.
Similar weather may continue during the rest of the week.
"Scattered thunderstorms are expected Monday through Friday, especially during the afternoon hours," the weather service stated. "While severe weather is not expected, lightning and isolated heavy rainfall will be hazards."
Sunday's temperatures are expected to be at a high near 84 degrees with south winds at 9 to 13 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, to fight Nazi Germany in World War II. It was the largest invasion force in history, with hundreds of thousands of American, British, Canadian and other troops.
Photos: Illinois' Starved Rock State Park brings together history and nature
Pat and Steve Bradstreet of Kalamazoo, Michigan, look out over Starved Rock State Park on May 13. The site has 13 miles of trails along the Illinois River.
A viewing platform rings the very top of Starved Rock State Park. The rock plateau was the site of French Fort St. Louis during the height of the fur trade in 1663.
A fisherman navigates the Illinois River below Starved Rock State Park.
The Illinois River above the dam at Starved Rock State Park is shown on May 13.
St. Louis Falls
Visitors check out the St. Louis Falls in Starved Rock State Park on May 13. The park has
sandstone bluffs along the shores of the Illinois River.
Trails wind through Starved Rock State Park.
A butterfly garden meets those who enter the Visitors Center at Starved Rock State Park.
Fort St. Louis
A model of Fort St. Louis shows the orientation of the fort atop Starved Rock State Park.
A carved tree outside cabins for rent at Starved Rock State Park.
A Jack - in-The-Pulpit plant at Starved Rock State Park is shown. O ak, cedar and pine fill the natural space.
Bluebells cover the approach to Illinois Canyon at Starved Rock State Park. The area is lined with flowers that flow along the park's many trails.
A waterfall is frozen in Ottawa Canyon at Starved Rock State Park in January 2019.
Fall colors are framed by the alcove known as Council Overhang at Starved Rock State Park. The formation is part of Ottawa Canyon.
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