(KFVS) - We are issuing a First Alert Action Day due to the threat for severe weather, including damaging winds and isolated tornadoes this evening and overnight.
Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade says showers will spread across the area this afternoon and a few areas will see some rumbles of thunder as well. These showers are forming along a warm front moving north across the Heartland.
In addition to the rain, strong gusty winds will develop as this front moves through. Once the first round of showers moves out, more scattered thunderstorms will develop this evening.
These storms have the potential to be severe.
Temperatures will continue to rise this afternoon and early evening reaching the lower to middle 60s after sunset. Then temperatures will drop as a cold front moves through after midnight.
Lows by morning will be in the lower to mid-40s.
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Wednesday will be partly sunny and breezy. Highs will range from the upper 40s north to the lower 50s south. Winds will be up to 25 miles per hour in many areas and across southern Illinois wind gusts will approach 40 miles per hour.