After lows of 55-60 this morning, highs reached 80-87 today (with low humidity).
Despite some rain recently, it is not enough to pull us out of Abnormally Dry (D0) conditions overall.
After a couple isolated showers/t'showers late this afternoon-evening, skies are partly cloudy now. We will see give clearing, diminishing winds & a brief spurt at some patchy fog tonight. Clouds will increase late with lows 60-65.
A brief spurt of a few storms is likely Friday morning as the warm front passes.
Partly cloudy, windy, hot, humid conditions will follow with highs 89-94 with the highest heat indices for 2020 overall at 95-105.
Line of severe storms will weaken as it races in Friday night after 9 p.m.
It may hold on long enough for a few severe gusts, mainly north of 18.
The gust front will surge well ahead of the line in our central & southern counties.
It will gust out & collapse, but the outflow boundary will serve as a focus for renewed storm development southeast & south of our area Saturday.
However, not the little subtle spin in southeastern Iowa toward the end of this movie.....that is a subtle MCV.
Back to Friday night............there is a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather north of a Kentland to Remington to Rochester line.
The rest of the area is under MARGINAL RISK per SPC.
Back to Saturday.....considerable high/mid debri cloudiness will be around in the morning, but thinning of the cloudiness & approaching subtle MCV will result in scattered storms Saturday.
MARGINAL RISK parameters are up with SLIGHT RISK east & southeast of our area.
A few storms are possible Sunday, but coverage should be pretty low.
It looks very warm to hot & humid with highs 87-91 with heat indices 95-100.
A few scattered to isolated storms are possible Monday-Wednesday before we cap everything completely with highs in the 90s, heat indices near 102 & lows in the 70-75 range.
Friday of next week looks like the hottest day with 93-99 with heat indices 98-110.
So far, the highest temperature recorded at our station ob site for 2020 is 95. At the airport, it is 94. We look to surpass that.
At this point, some storms still looks possible either July 4 or 5 with highs in the 90s with high humidity. Heat indices may still exceed 100 & overnight lows may only drop to the 70s to around 80.
Overall, the first half of July looks hotter than normal................
............& a bit drier than normal.