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Excessive heat through this evening, a few isolated storms tonight

Locally heavy rain or gusty winds possible
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 3:51 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Our First Alert Weather Day continues through this evening as heat index values will likely remain near or above 100 through about dinnertime. A few storms will be possible tonight before we see a drop in temperatures for the rest of the week.

This Evening:

Heat Advisories remain in effect through 8 PM. Make sure you’re staying cool and hydrated!

Here are some ways to help you stay safe in the heat.
Here are some ways to help you stay safe in the heat.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

Tonight:

A cold front will approach Central Illinois later this evening and into tonight. This will bring a few showers and storms to the area, especially near and west of the Illinois River. However, any showers and storms will be weakening as they move east.

The best chance for any severe storms will remain to our west, but locally heavy rain and/or gusty winds may be possible near and west of the Illinois River. The best timing for any showers and storms tonight will be between 9 PM and midnight.

Rain chances tonight will be about 30%, so not everyone will see a storm.

A few locally strong storms can't be ruled out west of the Illinois River late this evening or...
A few locally strong storms can't be ruled out west of the Illinois River late this evening or early tonight.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

Later This Week:

We’ll remain hot for the second half of the work week, but thankfully it won’t be as hot as today. Highs will mainly reach the upper 80s tomorrow through Friday. Dew points will be closer to 60, which means that while it still may feel a little muggy at times, it won’t be as humid as today either.

Dry weather is expected until Friday night or Saturday morning. A few showers and storms will be possible this weekend, mainly on Saturday.

Tune in this evening for your full First Alert 10 Day Forecast!

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