Can you feel that humidity in the air? It's expected to stick around for the rest of the week in Illinois.

“We’ve got a fairly decent amount of moisture now over the region with the lower levels of the atmosphere more humid,” Freese-Notis Meteorologist Dan Hicks said during a Tuesday visit with the RFD Radio Network.

An upper level system is stalled near the southwestern Midwest.

“It’s not a very strong system, but just enough energy to kick off scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially as the atmosphere heats up in the early afternoon and evening,” he said.

Those conditions were present in parts of Illinois on Monday with some isolated rainfall amounts totaling an inch. That type of weather pattern should stick around through the end of the week in Illinois.

“We’ll see the coverage of showers and thunderstorms increasing during the afternoon hours and dying down at night,” Hicks said.

Daytime highs will stay in the 80s through the week with a few spots touching 90. Drier air will enter the picture this weekend.

Hicks anticipates the temperature pattern to remain “near to slightly above normal” for the remainder of the month.

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