National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Showers and storms will be scattered across central and southeast Illinois this afternoon. While not expected to be severe, brief heavy rain and gusty winds are likely with the stronger storms.
Very warm temperatures will continue today, then a cooling trend will take place into the weekend returning temperatures back below normal for a few days. Highs should be in the mid 80s today, decreasing to the lower 70s by Saturday. Occasional scattered thunderstorms can be expected through Thursday night or Friday, then mostly clear skies should ensue for the weekend. Although there will be plenty of chances for rain, there should be plenty of dry hours each day as well.