(7:45PM Saturday - 7/16/22) As has been the case much of this summer, a large ridge was place during this period across the Inter-Mountain West and Plains. A piece of this ridge extended into the region, bringing a brief period of hot temperatures to portions of the state over a few day period.
•This heat episode occurred across the Southern Illinois, from Thursday July 14th through Saturday July 16th.
•Daily high temperatures were well into the 90's for affected areas across Southern Illinois, with a few locations topping 100 at times.
•Oppressive and noteworthy heat index values only occurred on the final of this heat episode, with peak values of 100-110 for affected areas across South Illinois on Sat, July 16th.