Metro-East News

Sunshine back in the forecast, but how long will it last?

The metro-east will have a chance to dry out Tuesday with sunny skies and a high of 70 expected.

Winds will gust up to 24 mph from the northwest.

That’s a big change from the previous 24 hours, when 2.55 inches of rain fell at Scott Air Force Base, according to the National Weather Service.

Skies will be mostly clear Tuesday night, when the low will be 47.

On Wednesday it will be sunny with a high of 73. But a chance of thunderstorms will creep back into the forecast Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

There is a 20 percent chance of storms starting around midnight. The low will be 54.

The chance of thunderstorms will increase to 50 percent during the day Thursday, when the high will be 72.

There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms Thursday night when the low will be 63.

Extended forecast