Central Illinois Along I-72 to Experience Mid-Summer Heat Before Severe Storms Arrive

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Peoria, IL – Central Illinois is set to experience a stretch of mid-summer warmth through Tuesday, with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s. However, residents should brace for severe thunderstorms expected to follow this heatwave.

According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, a cold front will move into the region later in the week, bringing temperatures back down to more seasonable highs in the mid-70s to lower 80s. This shift in weather patterns will also bring a significant increase in storm activity.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to begin Sunday afternoon and evening, particularly north of I-72. While these storms are expected to be isolated, most areas will remain dry. The threat intensifies as better chances for showers and thunderstorms spread across Central Illinois from Monday into Tuesday night.

Severe thunderstorms are possible on Tuesday and Tuesday night, with potential risks including strong winds, hail, and heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service advises residents to stay informed and prepared for sudden weather changes.

By Wednesday, thunderstorm chances will begin to taper off, but cooler temperatures will settle in, providing some relief after the intense heat and stormy conditions. Residents are ur

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