First Alert: Summer-like outside, heavy rains possible - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

First Alert: Summer-like outside, heavy rains possible

Early morning air temps still above 70° over much of the Heartland. (Source: KFVS) Early morning air temps still above 70° over much of the Heartland. (Source: KFVS)
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It's going to be a warm, sunny Memorial Day for most of the Heartland.

Brian Alworth says it will be very summer-like, with highs near 90 and plenty of sunshine and humidity.

A few afternoon and evening thunderstorms are likely to develop and could be briefly pretty strong with gusty winds, very heavy rain and lots of lightning.

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The best chance of thunderstorms today looks to be over southeastern counties in Kentucky, Tennessee and the Bootheel.

A few are possible in Missouri and Illinois as well. Otherwise, we should have a slightly stronger northeast breeze, which should help just a little.

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