We've had some blazing hot weather lately - a chance for a cool off would be nice but will a late spring storm turn ugly? See the Hazardous Weather Outlook statement from the NWS.

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS...SOUTHWEST INDIANA...WESTERN KENTUCKY AND SOUTHEAST
MISSOURI.

From the National Weather Service in Paducah, KY:

DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST...AND SHOULD BE MOST PREVALENT DURING THE HEAT OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
WHILE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING ARE THE PRIMARY STORM RELATED HAZARDS EXPECTED...A SOLO STRONGER STORM MAY BE CAPABLE OF GUSTY WINDS AS WELL.

THE HEAT INDEX WILL APPROACH AND MAY EXCEED 100 AT SELECT LOCALES DURING THE MID AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING HOURS.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO FORECAST WEDNESDAY...MOST
PREVALENT DURING THE HEAT OF THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY IN THE ATMOSPHERE FROM A NEARBY
PASSING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MEANS WEDNESDAY STORMS INCLUDE A
SLIGHT RISK OF REACHING SEVERE LIMITS...WITH DAMAGING WINDS AND
LARGE HAIL THE PRIMARY SEVERE STORM RELATED HAZARDS. OTHERWISE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND LIGHTNING WILL BE MAINLY EXPECTED WITH
STORMS.

THE HEAT INDEX WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING WILL MORE
BROADLY TOP THE CENTURY MARK ACROSS THE AREA...AND MAY APPROACH 105 IN CERTAIN ISOLATED LOCALES MAINLY ALONG THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND SOUTHWEST KENTUCKY...BORDERING ARKANSAS AND TENNESSEE...RESPECTIVELY.