Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend

Adam Burniston's Forecast | Hot and humid weather stays for Memorial Day weekend

The main shower chances are Saturday night into early Sunday with dry times through both weekend days.

A warm afternoon across the area as temperatures warm into the upper 70s to around 80. Humidity will return by the afternoon as winds turn to the south and southeast.

Temperatures are expected to be mild throughout the weekend as they climb into the 70s. That line of storms will roll our way late in the evening into the overnight. Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely, with the primary threat being large hail and damaging winds, although an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.

Some storms could be severe, and the weather service Friday afternoon warned people should be on the lookout for weather warnings, and issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. for central IL counties from the IN state line south of Kankakee west to near Galesburg. Temperatures reach the lower to middle 80s.

A similar start to Sunday morning with partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will again be followed by rain showers and storms throughout the day.

And while the roads have cleared up, the Arizona Department of Transportation said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, as there were seven fatal crashes on Arizona roadways last Memorial Day weekend. Scattered showers and storms may develop during the afternoon, mainly to the north of the metro. There's an elevated risk for these strong to severe thunderstorms. We will see yet another chance for strong to severe storms on Tuesday as front swings through the area. Monday will be a little cooler and a lot less humid, with patchy clouds and bright sunshine.



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