Quite an October-like day across the Sauk Valley yesterday as plenty of clouds and some light rain got drawn up into the area from a passing wave of low pressure to the south. This held our temperatures well below average with most locations not escaping the 60s for afternoon highs. Today will be much better in terms of sunshine and temperatures as we should reach the lower 70s.
The front that has kept much of the heavy rainfall and above average temperatures well to the south of the area will begin moving northward as we finish out the week increasing our chances for showers and thunderstorms beginning tomorrow and lasting through much of the weekend. Sunday looks like we may see a brief break as the front may move far enough northward to keep the storm activity to the north of the area, though it will be very warm and humid.
With the increased moisture and instability comes increased chances for heavy rainfall and even some severe weather. It's too early to pin the timing of those down, but once they get closer we'll forward along more information regarding the specific threats.
Until then, increasing heat and humidity will be found through the upcoming weekend with temperatures returning to more seasonal levels.
Have a great Thursday....