Soggy start to the Memorial Day weekend


It's a breezy day with partly to mostly sunny skies.

There may be a couple of overnight showers Saturday, and if the forecast is going to go wrong this weekend, it will be Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Friday evening through Saturday morning for all of northern Illinois, Lake County, Indiana, and parts of southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.

Saturday, as the cold front moves from the Saginaw Bay region to the I-69 corridor, more storms are possible from those areas and anywhere farther south.

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There's no sign of heat letting up as Tampa Bay heads into Memorial Day weekend. It will also be very muggy as you head out the door to start your day with dew points in the upper 60s and lower 70s. That dry air is keeping rain away as well, with the chance of afternoon showers under 10 percent for the next week. Any barbecues should go off without a hitch as temperatures will reach into the 70s with plenty of sunshine on Monday. It's humid and very warm, with temperatures in the lower to middle 80s.

Otherwise, look for a blend of clouds and sunshine and mild temperatures getting into the 70s and even 80s. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Headed down the Parkway this Memorial Day weekend? Tuesday and Wednesday are set to send us back to damp spring days with all-day showers forecast and respective highs of 74 and 86 degrees. Saturday will be "a little on the cool side", Dombek said, with a high of 72. Temperatures will top out in the low 90s, and a heat index in the low 100s.