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SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, hot and humid. High: 94. Heat indices between 100 and 105. Winds: Light Southeast.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Low: 75. Winds: Light Southeast.

SUNDAY: Sunny, hot and humid. High: 95. Heat indices between 100 and 105. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.

Joe Crain

Storm Team 20 Meteorologist








Almanac

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

NORMAL HIGH: 85
NORMAL LOW:
63

RECORD HIGH:
101 (1936)
RECORD LOW:  48 (1890)

SUNRISE: 6:18 a.m.
SUNSET: 
7:44 p.m.

If you're planning on attending any of the local festivals this weekend, make sure you dress comfortably for the sweltering heat.

Triple digit heat indices are expected over the next several days and most of central Illinois is under a heat advisory until 7:00 p.m. Monday. Dangerous levels of heat and humidity will occur afternoon through Monday afternoon. Heat indices will peak from 100 to 107 degrees as afternoon high temperatures top out in the lower to mid- 90's with dewpoints in the 70's. Be careful if you plan on spending time outdoors. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity increases the risk for heat-related stress and illness. Remember to check on the elderly and those without air conditioning.

While a few showers or isolated thunderstorms for our northern most counties along and northeast of I-74 are possible Saturday, the rest of mid-Illinois will be rain free until a cold front moves through Wednesday into Thursday with showers and thunderstorms and an eventual break down of the extreme heat and humidity.


THE 7-DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK: Look for highs in the lower to mid- 90's Saturday through Tuesday; upper 80's Wednesday; lower 80's Thursday; and, upper 70's Friday. Overnight lows will drop to the lower to mid- 70's Saturday through Tuesday night; upper 60's Wednesday night; and, lower 60's Thursday night.

Joe Crain
Storm Team 20 Meteorologist


 

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