(OLNEY/NEWTON) A cold front was slipping towards the Illinois River early this morning, connected to a weak surface low pressure sitting over the Upper Great Lakes region. This means rain chances for the northern half of Illinois today through tonight. While the cold front drops to near Interstate 70 late this afternoon, it will eventually stop and lift back northward tonight. Therefore, we’ll see another few days of warmer-than-normal heat and humidity before we return to any fall-like weather. Even as that cold front moves through our downstate region on Thursday, giving us rain chances through Thursday night, the front is expected to lift back northward with some rain chances now for Friday morning. However, the soon to be strong subtropical ridge over the mid atlantic states will then help push that front back north on Sunday and Monday, which means to abnormally summerlike weather conditions will hang around until the first of next week. Stay tuned for weather updates and monitor a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for other weather details.