Weather Alert, 11:09PM:
I’m tracking a line of showers and storms that will move from southern Iowa southeastward over the next hour or so into the far north viewing area with some heavy rain and gusty outflow winds. Wind gusts possibly will be possibly over 40 MPH at times.
Some widely scattered showers and storms tracked across the area earlier this afternoon in parts of the Tri-States.
Of note, the warm temperatures: Quincy saw a high today of 90 degrees officially out at the airport. That observation was within two degrees of the record for the date of 92 degrees set back in 1944.
Temperatures made their way well into the 80s and low 90s in the region. When you add in the muggy feel to the air it sure felt like summertime out there!
The weather tonight will be muggy and mild with some increasing late tonight. Low temperatures will be in the mid 60s. There will be a chance of scattered showers and storms over the far north viewing areas later tonight. Some heavy rainfall is possible in the far north viewing areas.
Quiet weather for Friday with partly sunny skies overall and another warm blast of air with highs expected in the 80s once again.
The focus for this weekend will be chances for showers and storms Saturday on in Sunday.
Some of these storms may be strong to severe as we move through the weekend. Heavy rainfall will also be possible. High temperatures will be cooler and in the 70s both Saturday and Sunday.
Watch WGEM News Today with Meteorologist Jeremy Ledford starting at 5 AM Friday for the latest forecast data.
~ Mike Cole, WGEM Chief Meteorologist