Heat and scattered storms continue into July

(WAND) -- The hot and semi-wet conditions will persist into the first week of July.

Meteorologist Adam Del Rosso says it looks to be a typical early July week with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. He says the heat will be accompanied with spotty afternoon storms each afternoon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

For farmers looking to cut hay, harvest wheat, or bale straw, there will be opportunities Monday, as well as over the upcoming weekend. Del Rosso says there will even be dry time during the mornings of the days mentioned above.

Ag Expert Dave Brown says virtually 100% of the corn in central Illinois is in pollination phase and would like some cooler temperatures, especially at night. The reduction of heat stress looks likely over the upcoming weekend with overnight lows in the low 60s. Any rain this week will keep soil moisture up and limit the stress a bit too.