(OLNEY/NEWTON) As a southwesterly wind flow continues to pump in hot and humid air into our downstate area today, we’ll see plenty of sunshine again today with high heat index values on tap, but maybe a little relief in sight. A cold front back to the northwest and into the Upper Midwest will eventually generate some rain and thunderstorm chances later this week. However, the as the front stalls out and waivers across Central Illinois, statewide rain chances will be a lot like two weeks ago, hit-and-miss through all of this work week ahead. We’ll likely stay dry until the front moves through sometime Thursday into Friday. It appears the warmer-than-normal temperatures will hang around for much of the week as well. Stay tuned to a NOAA Weather Alert Radio for continued weather updates and/or warnings or alerts as to the heat and storms.