Temperatures will be in the lower 80s Monday afternoon thanks to all the sunshine. Overnight lows Monday night will also hold steady, in the upper 60s. Winds have been strong Monday afternoon gusting between 35-45mph.

There is even better news for the work week if you like warmth, temperatures will rise into the 80s the next several days. Areas in the Stateline will even get close to, if not reaching, the 90 degree mark a few days including Tuesday and Thursday. Even if temperatures don’t reach the 90s, the heat indices will rise into the mid to lower 90s. With that being said, make sure to use plenty of sunscreen and remember to drink plenty of fluids the next several days.

The next chance of showers will come overnight Monday. There will be a line of storms moving in from the northwest. As these storms inch closer to our area overnight Monday, they will weaken; however, some thunder is possible. The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded areas northwest of the Stateline to an enhanced risk (level three out of five) of seeing severe storms Monday. The marginal risk (level one out of five) still includes the Galena area, and very far northwest areas of the Stateline. Our threats across Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin still remain low. 

The next day to watch will be Tuesday as the Storm Prediction Center most of the Stateline under a marginal risk (level one out of five) on chances for severe weather. There is a better chance at seeing a few storms with this system as a cold front dips into Southern Wisconsin, with a few of these storms will move through Northern Illinois Tuesday night. Right now, our main threats will be heavy rain, gusty winds, and thunder.