Heating up into the 90s for the Fourth

Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 9:51 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Skies will become mainly clear this evening and lows will fall back into the low to mid 60s. We have a warmer and sunnier day on tap Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Southeasterly winds return Sunday fueling the warmup along with slightly more humid conditions.

The Fourth of July will be hot and humid as highs climb into the low 90s and feel-like temperatures near 100. A system working through the northern plains will begin to break apart, but there still remains a chance for some of that system to bring some showers and storms Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk over the northern portions of our viewing area Monday to highlight the isolated chance for a severe storm. The main concerns would be strong, gusty winds and large hail. Rain chances have gone down, however they’re not zero, so we’ll keep the chance of storms Monday afternoon and evening in the forecast as of now. Skies will be partly cloudy throughout the day and into the evening.

We’re issuing a First Alert Weather Day Tuesday for excessive heat and humidity. Tuesday looks to be the hottest day with highs in the mid to upper 90s and feel-like temperatures between 105-110. It’s going to be one of those days where you’ll need to take extra caution when working outside as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can happen suddenly.

Excessive heat and humidity return next week.
Excessive heat and humidity return next week.(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

We may also label Wednesday as a First Alert Weather Day as highs will still be in the 90s and feel-like temperatures above 100. We’ll wait another day or so for better model agreement. Regardless, it’ll be hot through Thursday.

Highs in the 90s and feel-like temps in the triple digits
Highs in the 90s and feel-like temps in the triple digits(First Alert Weather, Heart of Illinois ABC)

Also, there remains a chance each day for thunderstorm development. It’ll be dry more than wet, but given thunderstorms do develop, they could drop a good amount of rain.

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