Lows this morning ran 51-55. Temperatures as of 12:15 p.m. are running 67-73 over the viewing area.
With sun & clouds, highs today should run 74-79.
It will become cloudy this evening & rain & a few storms are likely tonight after 10 p.m.
Lows tonight of 57-64 are likely tonight.
Rain will roll on into tomorrow morning & then lull a bit by late morning & midday.
Winds will be strong from the southeast at 15-30 mph with highs Monday reaching 66-75 (trimmed back given the clouds & rainfall around).
Humid dew points of 65-70 will occur.
Break may linger into early afternoon, but more rainfall & embedded storms are likely. We need to watch for risk of an isolated severe storm to occur in our far southern counties in the evening.
Rainfall will continue into tomorrow night.
The rainfall will taper Tuesday morning, but some additional scattered showers & storms may pop Tuesday afternoon with south-southeast winds 12-25 mph.
Highs of 74-80 are expected with humid dew points of 66-71.
Locally-heavy rainfall is likely in the tonight-Tuesday period with totals of 1.25-4.5" possible.
Local flash flooding & creeks, stream & river rises are expected.
Wednesday looks windy with south winds to 35 mph & high humidity after a couple of passing storms possible in the morning. Tropical air blowing over water-logged ground will make for a muggy day! With sunshine & clouds, highs of 83-88 are expected with dew points of 69-75. Heat indices of 88-97 are expected.
Storms with severe weather risk should stay west of our area.
Thursday looks windy & mostly dry, other than an isolated storm with south winds to 33 mph with highs 88-91 with heat indices 92-98.
Friday looks windy with sunshine & south winds to 37 mph. An isolated storm is possible, otherwise it looks dry. Highs of 88-92 are likely with heat indices 92-100.
Rounds & rounds of severe weather will occur Manitoba to Colorado, Kansas & Oklahoma then northward to Minnesota & Wisconsin mid to late next week.
It does appear with may get skimmed by a few to some scattered storms Saturday evening & Sunday afternoon-evening of next weekend with some severe risk. This, after highs of 88-92 those days with heat indices of 92-100. Winds will continue to be strong with south to southwest winds to 37 mph.
Overnight lows next week as a whole will run in the 60s to 70, then near 70 to the mid 70s by late week & next weekend.
Main squall line of storms does not look to pass until Monday, May 24 evening-night.
Severe weather is expected with the line given 95- to 100-knot jet streak crossing the area & deep-layer CAPE with ample shear & wind fields for a robust line.
Unidirectional wind fields support more of a wind threat.
Parameters suggest ENHANCED RISK for severe.
A quick 1" of rainfall is possible.
Brief period of more comfortable weather is likely with highs in the 70s.
Heat then builds back in with summer 90 to the 90s with high humidity.
Severe weather risk returns around June 1 after a potential big outbreak in the Plains around May 30 or 31.
June still looks hotter than normal:
June looks drier than normal here overall amidst a belt of dryness from Nebraska to Iowa & Wisconsin, then northern half of Indiana, Ohio to Michigan & then across Northeast.
We play our cards right with timing of storms & the crops will be ok with the heat, but some bouts of heat & dry weather stress could still develop at times.
Wetter than normal northwest & southwest & south of our area: