Drier days for the rest of the week (8/10/22)
On Wednesday night, the FOX 23 coverage area will trend in a drier direction. Skies will clear and temperatures will drop. We’re thinking low temperatures in the lower-60s in Cape Girardeau for Thursday morning. Some patchy morning fog will also be possible.
For Thursday, temperatures will be seasonable. High temperatures should be in the middle and upper-80s depending on your location. We’re forecasting a high temperature of 87° in Cape Girardeau on Thursday.
While many will stay completely dry, there will be a weak front to the north. There is an outside chance that a stray shower may brush some of our counties in southern Illinois before falling apart. However, this chance is very small and most will likely stay dry.
We’ll maintain some humidity on Thursday, so we’re keeping the Skeeter Meter in the “High” category. However, Friday will be the transition day towards a less muggy air mass. Saturday should be very comfortable humidity-wise, so we’re bumping the Skeeter Meter into the “Medium” category.
The weekend appears to remain dry as of now, with high temperatures in the upper-80s. A few storm chances may reenter the picture early next week.
At this time, the finer details of how next week plays out are unknown. However, the upper-air pattern supports more opportunities for rain at some point next week.
Meteorologist Malcolm Byron
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team