What you need to know March 8

What you need to know March 8
A red-shouldered hawk is soaking up some sunshine at a bird bath in Humbolt, Tenn. (Source: cNews/James Gullage)

(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Monday, March 8.

First Alert Weather

Today and tomorrow will be the picks of the week! Rain and clouds are on the way.

Wake-up temps this morning are ranging in the low 30s in southern Illinois to the low 40s in southeast Missouri.

This afternoon will be mostly sunny with winds out of the south. Gusts could reach 20-25 mph.

Highs this afternoon will be in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Tonight, more clouds will push into the Heartland.

Southerly winds will start to pick up on Tuesday with gusts up to 30 mph.

Highs will be in the upper 60s.

The trend of increasing cloud cover and stronger winds pick up again on Wednesday.

Winds will be up to 35mph on Wednesday with a few light showers possible.

Two rounds of rain and storms take over on Thursday through next week Monday.

Rain over this time frame could lead to flooding.

We will be monitoring the timing, heaviest areas to see rainfall and the potential for strong storms near the end of the week.

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