The heat is on in the Heart of Illinois. We continue to see temps soar into the middle 90s today with plenty of sunshine. Today and tomorrow we could see a stray shower in the afternoon. Our best chance for widespread showers arrives on Thursday evening into Friday as a cold front moves into the area. By Sunday, we could cool down to the upper 80s.
Heat index values today and tomorrow afternoon will be close to 100 degrees so make sure you are drinking plenty of water. You'll want to take breaks often if you are going to be working outside.
Stay safe in this heat! Unfortunately, looking long term we are kind of stuck in this hot and dry weather pattern. There's just nothing in the upper levels of the atmosphere to give us some real relief from the limited rain chances.