WSIL -- It's been a very wet night and the rain keeps falling this morning. Temperatures are running in the lower 60s.
Rain is expected to become less widespread through mid-morning, but more storms are possible this afternoon.
As area of low pressure will slowly track from northeast Arkansas into the Lower Ohio Valley Wednesday. This will keep the rain chances around through at least the next 24 hours.
Wednesday afternoon, instability is expected to build across far southeast Illinois and western Kentucky, which may help fuel thunderstorms during the heat of the day. Wind shear is weak, so many of these storms are likely to develop, become strong, then collapse.
A few strong storms could produce small hail and strong winds. While the tornado threat is not zero, it's very low.
More scattered showers and storms are likely Thursday morning with rain gradually shifting east into the western Kentucky and southern Indiana throughout the day.
Once the rain moves out, the mercury will begin to creep back up. By the weekend, it will be feeling like summer once again as temperatures climb into the mid 80s.