Monday and Tuesday were fairly comfortable, but that will be the end of it. Storms will come in Wednesday with very high heat indices between 100 and 110 arriving by the end of the week.
Tuesday night will be mostly clear to partly cloudy with a low of 67. Winds will be out of the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
We expect a line of storms to come through during the afternoon and evening. With it expected to be in a line, these storms will mainly have a wind threat, but hail and even isolated tornadoes cannot be rule out. Highs will be humid near 90 with winds from the south at 10 to 20 mph.
Look below for an example of the timing on the line of storms coming through. Should be in the area by 4:00 PM or so and out by Midnight.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Storms are expected on and off the rest of the week, but the main thing will be how hot and humid it will be.
The drought monitor saw some changes in the latest release as our recent dry weather has brought some abnormally dry conditions to southern/northern parts of Central Illinois and more so into Indiana. There’s also a small part of McLean County that is dealing with Moderate Drought Conditions. Rain over the next few days should help a little, but later next week a dry and very hot stretch will probably lead to some of this dry soil spreading.
We’re expected to be above normal with the temperatures and amounts of rain going into the end of July.