Strong morning showers and thunderstorms will come to an end prior to daybreak. Another hot and humid day is ahead, with afternoon highs temperatures making a run towards 90°, with peak feels like temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. Communities to the south and west of the I-74 corridor may feel like the low 100s this afternoon.
After a hot and humid day, storm chances will return this evening. The best chance for strong to severe thunderstorms will be between 8 PM and 2 AM. The Level 2 Risk has been issued across central Illinois for the potential of damaging wind gusts.
More comfortable levels of humidity, cooler temperatures, and dry weather is on tap for the weekend.