It was originally expected the big time heat would arrive for us today. But, it looks like we’ll get a one day reprieve from that—and we’ll trade that in for rain. We are looking at showers and thunderstorms for today with a high of 85. The National Weather Service in St. Louis says that thunderstorms producing heavy rain and flooding will continue across portions of central and eastern Missouri today and possibly impact parts of western Illinois. At one time our forecast including a mention of potential heavy rains today—but that has been taken out and, at least as of this time, it looks like the heavy rains may stay to our west. Meanwhile, the heat and high humidity will be here tomorrow and make a 3 day return to the area.