Drying out and heating up to open the work week

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 7:42 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 8:09 AM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - Cloudy skies early Monday will gradually clear through the morning and into the afternoon. Daytime highs will climb above average, into the mid-80s across central Illinois. Further warming is on tap for Wednesday, with late Summer hear projected to surge all the way into the low 90s. The combination of hot temperatures and uncomfortable levels of humidity will signal heat index values as high as 100° Tuesday afternoon.

Hour-by-Hour Monday forecast.
Hour-by-Hour Monday forecast.(WEEK)
Feels like temperatures near 100° Tuesday afternoon.
Feels like temperatures near 100° Tuesday afternoon.(WEEK)

The intense heat will be short lived, as a cold front is projected to slide through central Illinois on Wednesday. Scattered showers are possible Wednesday afternoon and evening as the front moves through the region. Cooler temperatures, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s, will arrive for the start of Fall on Thursday.

Future Radar valid Wednesday at 2 PM.
Future Radar valid Wednesday at 2 PM.(WEEK)

The extended forecast features mainly dry weather and below average temperatures.