It's a muggy one out there this morning, but storm chances moving through later today could add some relief to the Tri-State.
We are walking out the door to mild temperatures across the area. Some of us are standing in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Evansville hit a low temperature of 71°. The conditions as a whole are different across the Tri-State as a whole. Our northern communities are dealing with dense fog and our southern counties are seeing quite a bit of sunshine. I have no doubt those conditions will be changing as we head into our Tuesday afternoon.
A warm front lifting north of the region is allowing heat and humidity to filter into the Ohio Valley. Those conditions could help fuel some of those storms associated with the low pressure system that's sitting in portions of Arkansas and Missouri this morning. The first round of thunderstorm activity is expected to develop across Southern Illinois starting around 3PM. The cluster is expected to race northeastward and bring heavy rainfall to the Tri-State between through at least 9 PM.
Right now, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire Tri-State under a "1" on the Threat Index for this afternoon and early evening. It looks as though the rain chances will continue on into our Wednesday and Thursday as well, though without the chance of Severe Weather thankfully.