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Sneak peek of summer this week

Near record high temperatures
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 4:40 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - The breezy winds you feel this Mother’s Day will continue into the start of the work week and they will be stronger. Winds will be sustained between 15-25 mph and gusting up to 40 mph Monday from the southeast. Lows overnight will be mild near 60 degrees and highs will climb into the low 80s. We’ll more clouds Monday, but that won’t stop the warming.

Windy and warmer. Gusts up to 40 mph.
Windy and warmer. Gusts up to 40 mph.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

The first 90-degree day is expected Tuesday with sunny skies and feel like temperatures in the mid 90s. The hottest day will be Wednesday with a forecast high of 92 and the highest dewpoints, so feel-like temperatures will be near 100. The record high in Peoria for Wednesday is 91 degrees, so we have a good shot at breaking this record or at least tying it. The only thing that could ruin that chance would be cloud coverage streaming in from the northwest as a system passes through the northern plains. Highs near 90 are expected again on Thursday, but dewpoints will be slightly lower.

Feel like temps in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.
Feel like temps in the mid to upper 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

As far as rain chances go this week, there aren’t many. There is a slight chance for some storms northwest of the IL river Tuesday night, but it will likely be hard for those storms to erode our capped environment. Better rain chances arrive Friday night into Saturday as a cold front will sweep across the area bringing us the chance for storms, but not too much of a cool down as highs look to be in the low 80s Saturday.

80s Monday then 90s Tuesday through Thursday.
80s Monday then 90s Tuesday through Thursday.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

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