Hot and muggy; Heat Advisory in place; possible storms later on today

Today will be mostly sunny and hot with humidity levels up.

The high will reach 95 degrees with index values high as 102, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

A Heat Advisory is in place from noon to 8 p.m. for Butler and Warren counties.

Rain showers and thunderstorms may develop by late afternoon to evening, ranging between 5 p.m. and midnight. The storms may range from strong to severe especially near north of I-70 and I-71, the NWS said.

Hot and humid conditions are ongoing today with chances for storms through early next week the NWS said.

Heat index values between 95 to 100 degrees are possible Sunday afternoon into early evening, the NWS said. From south I-70, the heat and humidity values will be a concern.

Strong to damaging winds serve as a primary threat with the developing storms but hail cannot be ruled out, according to the NWS.

Tonight brings another possible round of thunderstorms and rain showers between 7 and 8 p.m., then an additional round of showers and storms after 8 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy with a low of 73 degrees.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with highs reaching mid-80′s. A chance of thunderstorms and precipitation is likely, interspersed throughout the day.

The forecast overnight involves a mostly overcast sky and cool temperatures falling around upper 60′s.

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a possible return of rain showers. Temperatures will be around 83 degrees.

There’s a 50% chance of precipitation overnight, otherwise, conditions will remain dry and mostly cloudy. The low will be 70 degrees.

Wednesday sees rain early morning with additional thunderstorms and showers between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. and then again after 2 p.m.

Skies will be mostly cloudy with highs reaching upper 80′s.

Wednesday night may see a 70% chance of rain and a possible thunderstorm. The low will be 73 degrees.

Thursday has a chance of seeing wet conditions once more.

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