FRIDAY: The work week ends with hot temperatures as we climb into the low 90s. The humidity will be slightly higher making it feel more like the mid 90s. A weak cold front drifting south will spark some spotty t-storms from mid-afternoon into early evening. These are likely to develop just north of I-70, heading south to near I-44 by 8 PM. Although the air will be very unstable ahead of the front, we will have very little wind shear so severe storms are not expected. A strong storm can't be ruled out though accompanied by heavy downpours and lightning. Rainfall totals will be limited, from a trace to .25". Some areas will even stay completely dry.
TONIGHT: Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s with partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light out of the northeast around 2 mph.
EXTENDED: For the weekend, temperatures won't drop much behind the cold front as highs range from the upper 80s to low 90s. The humidity will stay fairly low this weekend as dew points stay in the lower 60s. Monday looks mostly dry and seasonal, but rain chances returning by the evening and continuing Tuesday into Wednesday as an upper level wave of low pressure moves in from the west. Periods of showers and t-storms are possible from Tuesday through early Thursday with temperatures staying in the mid to upper 80s.
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