Highs in the middle 80s with partly cloudy skies. Winds strong out of the south around 10-20 mph. It’ll feel muggy this afternoon with dew points sitting mid-60s. Heat index values could reach near 88°. Welcome to summer!
***Slight Risk*** for severe weather is placed just north of I-80 and the threat for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible through the overnight hours.
***Marginal Risk*** for severe weather has been positioned in the I-80 / I-74 corridor including Peoria & Bloomington-Normal. I’m not expecting widespread severe weather this evening, however, several cells could be on the strong side.
Storms will begin to develop along a frontal boundary late this evening around 8-10 p.m to the north of I-80.
Scattered thunderstorm chances will remain in the forecast through the early morning Friday.
Chances for thunderstorms still remain through the weekend and into early next week.