(OLNEY/NEWTON) A weather pattern more typical of mid to late June is currently in place across the Midwest with a predominant frontal boundary draped over Central Illinois. This means another three to four days of our warmest weather of the year so far to the south of the boundary and waves of rain and thunderstorm activity today through the first of next week to the north of it. In fact, an upper ridge will build northward Sunday into Monday, nudging that surface front slightly further north, reinforcing the warmer-than-normal weather conditions for our downstate area. Our next significant chance of rain will be next Wednesday through Friday as that strong frontal boundary finally drops south and moves off to the southeast. Stay tuned for continued weather updates and listen to a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for possible warnings and updates.