Scattered showers develop ahead of late week heat

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ROCKFORD (WREX) – The Stateline gets a couple shots at rainfall before the intense heat builds in at the end of the week. A few stronger storms are possible Wednesday night.

The area stays dry going into Wednesday. Rain has popped around the region, but chances locally have dried up. Rockford could use a little rain, as the city is about 2 inches below average for the summer. So far, Rockford is around one inch below average for the month, without a ton of rain in the forecast going forward. The storms in the forecast Thursday morning may be it for a while.

After a little early morning fog, Wednesday looks dry and partly cloudy. The weather will be heating back up again, with Wednesday’s highs reaching the low 90’s. With the humidity factored in, heat indices may get up to around 100.

Wednesday night features another chance at thunderstorms. Scattered showers and storms are possible as another complex comes roaring in from the west. There is a chance that these storms may be strong to borderline severe, along with heavy downpours. The track is uncertain as to where this complex tracks, as some models have it heading away from us. Keep an eye on the forecast for updates and be ready for strong storms Wednesday night.

Thursday gets back to dry and sunny weather, but the intense heat wave starts up that day. Highs reach the middle 90’s, with the heat index in the low 100’s. Friday could be the worst of the heat, as temperatures rise to around 100 and the heat index rises to near 110. Do your best to stay out of the heat on Friday!

We’ll stay in the 90’s but cool off a little this weekend, then much cooler weather moves in next week. There are slight chances for rain both days this weekend.

Alex Kirchner

Alex Kirchner

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