Sunday July 23rd
By Nick Stewart
(KHQA) Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Audrain, Adams, Brown, Cass, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Pike (IL), Pike (MO) Ralls Scott and Shelby Counties until 7AM.
A line of storms which has a history of producing wind damage in western Missouri is moving into the southern viewing area. Gusts of 70mph possible with the strongest storms.
High pressure and it's associated "Ring of Fire" continues across our nation's mid-section with sweltering heat & humidity.
We'll have one more day of this heat and humidity today as a cold front slowly sags south. Chances for showers & thunderstorms will increase late Saturday into Saturday night.
Sunday will still be warm with temperatures in the low 90s, but not as humid. Another cold front will roll through Sunday afternoon bringing cooler and drier air associated with northwest winds.
Monday and Tuesday will be back to seasonable levels.
Looking ahead, we need to keep an eye on the Mississippi River as levels will increase to near or over flood stage by mid week thanks for very heavy rain north of the Tri-States.
Today's Record Temperatures