As temps approach the mid 90s Thursday and Friday while dew points hold int he mid to upper 60s, the heat index will begin to become a serious factor.
The feels like temperature outside will approach the upper 90s on Thursday afternoon with plenty of sunshine. Stray pop-up showers and storms will be possible in the afternoon and evening showers, but don't expect to see rain in your back yard. Just no that there is an off chance.
A cold front moves through late Friday that will usher in a bit more tolerable conditions for the weekend, but not in time for any activities planned Friday. Rising humidity ahead of the front will be pushing 70 dew points, and nearly 80 degree dew points in places along the Mississippi River. This could push the heat index up towards 105 degrees at the most where humidity is the highest, with most of us seeing 95+ heat index temps at the very least.
The cold front will also spur the chance for scattered thunderstorms Friday afternoon. Rain is not a guarantee by any means, but Friday is still our best chance for rain for at least the next week, as things get much drier this weekend and next week.