I look to get much more on the blog next week. From weather history to short, long & really long-term forecasts to other features (with lots of images), I will get into the groove of a schedule. I also look forward to communicating with you all. In the future we will also have weekly Q & As on the blog.
THIS OUTLOOK BASED ON LATEST DATA AS OF SATURDAY, 1:30 A.M..............
Areas of fog with the low clouds are possible Saturday morning, but much more in the way of dense fog is likely Sunday morning.
Spotty showers, isolated t'showers are possible Saturday with lots of clouds with a bit of sun with 70s. Notice how organized severe weather stays south of our area Saturday night to Sunday. A couple bow of severe storms may affect southern Illinois & southwestern Indiana to southeastern Missouri & western Kentucky.
A few isolated to spotty storms are possible later Sunday here with highs near 84. It will be humid both days with partly cloudy skies Sunday afternoon after dense fog & low clouds in the morning.
Check out the extremely high dew points migrating northward & staying here mid next week & right through the next weekend (July 2). Dew points may reach a very oppressive 80 degrees with our wet soils & lush crops ("corn sweat") & vegetation around. With temperatures near 89 to 95, heat indices may exceed 108. Multiple locations in the area will reach heat wave status (5 or more days at or above 90).
Nights will be especially warm & uncomfortable with such high dew points. Lows will run consistently well into the 70s to near 80 with a muggy southwest breeze.
Imagery & data courtesy of the College of DuPage:
Notice some clusters/complexes of storms on the periphery of the core of this heat wave ("Ring of Fire" that affect part of the area. Some severe risk may accompany them, given intense heating & humidity & us being on the far southern edge of some better wind fields aloft in the "Ring of Fire".
The intense heat & humidity, along with some storms, will carry us right through the 4th of July.
Imagery & data courtesy of College of Dupage: