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Record warmth possible this week

Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 4:00 AM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Temperatures have been steadily climbing since the start of the weekend and conditions will only get warmer as we head through the work week.

This week will bring the potential for record warmth along with the warmest conditions of the year so far. Monday will start off mild with temperatures running in the upper 50′s to around 60 degrees for the morning drive. It’ll be warm and slightly humid by the afternoon as temperatures climb to the upper 70′s and lower 80′s. Expect a mix of clouds and sunshine this morning, followed by mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Conditions will also be gusty at times as southeasterly winds drive in warmer air. Gusts up to 35 miles per hour will be possible.

Record heat will be possible over the next couple of days as highs climb into the 90's
Record heat will be possible over the next couple of days as highs climb into the 90's(HOIABC)

Record heat is possible Tuesday through Thursday. Daytime highs will run in the lower 90′s for most. If you plan to spend extended time outdoors over the next couple of days, make sure to stay hydrated and take breaks as needed. While we will not reach Heat Advisory criteria, we will still be dealing with the hottest conditions of the year so far.

The Next Big Thing in the forecast will be the change for storms returning for the end of the work week. A system looks to bring scattered showers and storms Friday night and into Saturday’s forecast. Exact timing remains unclear, but this system will yield the best chance for rain over the next 7 days. A weak system will also bring the chance for a few storms Tuesday night.

Make sure to tune in this morning for the full 10 Day Forecast!

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