Steamy today, storms possible tonight

14 First Alert 7/15

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - It will be a little steamy out there today. After starting out in the 60s this morning, we will climb through the 70s and into the mid 80s by lunchtime, topping out in the low 90s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. When you factor in the humidity, it will probably feel like the mid to upper 90s.

We are closely monitoring a line of storms that will move through our region tonight. The main line will probably move into southeast Illinois sometime around 8PM, then work its way through the Tri-State from the west-northwest to the east-southeast during the overnight hours.

A few strong to severe storms are possible tonight, mainly in Illinois. The main threats will be heavy rain, frequent lightning and damaging wind gusts.

Those storms will move out of our region early Thursday morning, but a few more scattered showers and storms are possible Thursday afternoon and into the night, mainly in western Kentucky. Temperatures will top out in the upper 80s to near 90° under partly to mostly cloudy skies, but the heat index values will likely be in the mid to upper 90s.

Another round of scattered showers and storms are possible Friday, but there will be plenty of dry time mixed in as well. At this time, we are not expecting any severe weather on Friday. High temperatures will be around 90°, but it will feel like the mid to upper 90s.

The heat and humidity really take over this weekend and into early next week. There is still a slight chance of rain every day, but we will see more sunshine. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s Saturday through Tuesday, but the heat index values will likely reach into the triple digits each afternoon.

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