CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Keeping hanging on to your umbrellas because the scattered showers and storms are sticking around.
We're kicking off our day with a few showers and storms but overall the morning is looking like the driest portion of the day. This afternoon storms are expected to ramp up again with the main threats being heavy rain and lightning. It'll be yet another day to stay weather aware.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch until midnight for nearly the entire viewing area. The Watch excludes Jefferson and Perry Counties in Illinois, Pemiscot and Dunklin Counties in Missouri and Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties in Tennessee.
High temperatures will top out below normal again thanks to the rain and cloud cover. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s again making it a cool end to July.
More cool temperatures and storms stick around this weekend. Meteorologist will have the latest on News 3 This Morning.