Friday kicks off a hot and humid weekend, although it may seem less steamy than the last few days. Waking up temps will be mostly in the 70s. By lunchtime expect partly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 80s. Rinse and repeat for your weekend forecast. FIRST ALERT: the weather team is tracking a cool-down for the middle of next week.
Muscle returns: You can expect to see a lot of muscle in DuQuoin starting today. The General Tire Street Machine Nationals are back, bringing the roar of big block engines and the polish of chrome to the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds with the annual “Ultimate Picnic of Power.”