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TUESDAY NIGHT: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Low: 75. Winds: Light South.

WEDNESDAY: AM scattered showers or storms. Becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon.  High: 87. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny. High: 89. Winds: Northwest 5-10 mph.

Thomas Patrick
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist

Almanac

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

NORMAL HIGH:
86
NORMAL LOW: 65

RECORD HIGH: 104 (1930)
RECORD LOW: 48 (2013)

SUNRISE:
5:54 a.m.
SUNSET:
8:16 p.m.

Temperatures and heat indices soar today to their highest levels of the year. But relief is on the way!

A **HEAT ADVISORY** is in effect for Cass, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, Scott, and Shelby counties until 8pm this evening.

Oppressive heat and humidity maxed out this afternoon with temperatures in the mid 90s (95° in Springfield) and heat indices above 110 at times (max 113° in Springfield). A warm front just to our north is mainly responsible for the heat and humidity. As for the rest of the day, that warm front has already produced some scattered storms between Bloomington, Clinton, through Champaign and out towards our southeastern most counties this afternoon. More storms may pop up with outflow boundaries lingering in the warm section in central Illinois. It's also worth noting that these storms have produced occasional funnel clouds throughout the day. None have reached the ground as parent thunderstorm lack the intensity to sustain or intensify these areas of shear/rotation.

A cold front is expected to bring relief tomorrow morning. So around rounds of scattered showers and storms possible in the AM hours. Then skies quickly clear to mostly sunny for the remainder of the day. Conditions Wednesday afternoon will be dry, humidity manageable, temperatures seasonal, with ample sunshine. In fact, that will be the forecast for the rest of the extended period.

THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:   Look for highs in the mid to upper 80s for the extended period.  Overnight lows drop to the mid 70s Tuesday night; and mid 60s for the rest of the extended period.

Thomas Patrick
Storm Team Meteorologist

 
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