Showers and storms continue to roll across portions of the Tri-State this evening and will continue to do so overnight and even into the predawn hours Thursday. Overnight low temperatures will only dip as low as the upper 60s and low 70s throughout the region, setting the stage for yet another mild and muggy day ahead. After reaching 80° around our lunch hour, the mercury will peak near 85° a few hours later with "feels like" temperatures in the low 90s. Current model data suggests there's still a slim chance for an isolated shower or two, but I'm anticipating a primarily dry, albeit mostly cloudy day for the Tri-State. The skies are however, expected to clear as the late afternoon rolls into the evening. Feel free to fire up that grill tomorrow evening; outside of some humidity, conditions will be quite pleasant.
The overnight low will again dive toward 70° in the River City early Friday morning. Our Friday ahead will resemble our Thursday in many ways - expect mild and muggy weather with a stray shower or two under a mix of sun and clouds. There will be one difference though, southerly winds will be surging as high as 10 or even 15 mph; the added southerly wind flow paired with the sunshine we'll see that afternoon will drive temperatures back into the upper 80s and even low 90s in a few spots. Worse yet, dew point values above the 70° mark will make those temperatures in the upper 80s feel more like 94° or 95° on Friday afternoon!