A very weak disturbance has brought scattered showers to areas north of Springfield this afternoon. There are a few pockets of heavier rain which will knock temperatures down some but raise the humidity by quite a bit. This activity will die once the sun sets. Drier air then moves in and the rain chances diminish the next several days.
Temperatures are set to reach the mid and upper 90s consistently through next Monday with little relief. The afternoon heat index will top out between 100-105 degrees which is just shy of criteria needed to issue an advisory. However we will monitor this situation closely and let you know if an upgrade to the forecast is needed.
The long range forecast is still calling for cooling to take place by the middle of next week along with a better chance for rain.