REST OF THURSDAY: We are continue to watch the possibility of isolated storms to flare up near the cold front later today. If they do form, one or two could be strong; the main areas to watch will be along and EAST of I-55 with the main threats coming from wind and hail. Afternoon highs will be in the middle and upper 70s. Skies clear tonight with lows dropping into the 50s.
FRIDAY / SATURDAY: A much quieter end to the work week across the region – expect a nice supply of sunshine with highs returning to the upper 70s and lower 80s by the afternoon hours. The heat will crank up a bit more – pushing highs in the middle and upper 80s for Saturday amid a mixture of sun and clouds.
SUNDAY / MONDAY: Our next storm system will be knocking on our door step by Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday afternoon. Showers and storms will increase in coverage overnight Sunday – a few of the storms could be strong. Heavy rain will also be an issue to watch as localized flooding may begin to pop-up in some areas.
NEXT WEEK: Our active weather pattern isn't done just yet; after a quiet Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s; another storm system looks to pass to our north, bringing with it a chance for a few storms Wednesday afternoon and slightly cooler air by Thursday.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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