While those who live in the southern U.S. states have been dealing with brutally hot temperatures, in the upper midwest we've been pretty lucky with hardly any stretches of extreme heat.

That's about to change over the next several days across the Stateline area.

Hottest Temperatures of the Summer, So Far.

According to the current forecast from The Weather Channel, temperatures will start getting uncomfortable (unless you're a lizard) and rise into the mid-90s on Tuesday (7/25) with a chance of rain on Tuesday night.

There's currently a 40 percent chance of showers with a potential for severe storms on Wednesday (7/26), then humid overnight with a low of only around 70 and a humidity level expected nearly 80 percent.

More unbearable heat on Thursday (7/27) when the high is expected to hit the mid-90s around the Rockford region, and Friday it's still brutally hot with a high temp expected to be in the lower 90s.

Here's When Milder Temperatures are Expected

Besides a chance for some showers and thunderstorms on Saturday morning, the high temperature will be in the upper-80s. Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy and a bit cooler with highs in the mid-80s

Monday (7/31) is expected to be in the lower 80s with a slight chance of rain for the last day of July.

Air Quality is Getting Bad Again

The Illinois EPA has declared an "air pollution day" until 12 midnight on Tuesday, July 25.

Particulate levels and ozone due to Canadian wildfire smoke are forecast to be at or above the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category of the air quality index the rest of today, Monday July 24th, through Tuesday night. -Illinois EPA

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