Another day of heat, humidity, and storms
The heat wave continued into Thursday, although some were able to see some scattered thunderstorm activity. This was enough to provide some respite from the hot weather for some.
We expect another very mild overnight stretch with low temperatures in the middle to upper-70s. Scattered showers and storms remain possible overnight Thursday, but mainly in the northern sections of our viewing area (i.e. southern Illinois).
Scattered showers and storms remain possible all day long on Friday. However, we’re placing more emphasis on an afternoon/evening round of storms. One or two of these storms may be on the stronger side, with gusty winds and hail not completely out of the question.
We’re likely looking at another day on Friday in the upper-90s to triple-digits for high temperatures, especially in the southern regions of our coverage area. Earlier rain may have somewhat of a cooling effect on temperatures to the north. The Excessive Heat Warning has been extended to last through Friday.
The heat, humidity, and storm chance on Friday places the Skeeter Meter in the “Ugh” territory. However, we gradually see some relief as the weekend wears on. Both temperatures and humidity back off for the weekend.
It is summer after all, so greater heat and humidity quickly return next week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team