Warm temperatures, high humidity expected through the week

Despite a recent spike in heat, Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel said that 90 degree heat in June isn’t too unusual for central Illinois, especially in the second half of the month.

“By in large, were fairly close to normal,” Angel said. “The amount of humidity makes it more uncomfortable.”

Angel said what is really interesting is that The National Service has predicted an increased chance of below normal temperatures for the next few months.

“Were going to see a lot more humidity this summer,” Angel said. “Recent patterns show a couple of nice days and then a patch of thunderstorms rolling through.

According to the national weather service, temperatures will remain in the high 80s and low 90s through weekend. Thunderstorms are predicted to continue through tomorrow night.