OUT WITH THE STORMS...
A fast moving cold front is racing across the Midwest Tuesday morning. For some it's bringing (or brought) thunderstorms with heavy rain. You can see the storms that existed around 8:30 AM.
As this complex dived southeast overnight it brought some big-time downpours to parts of the Midwest. In this Doppler estimate from the NWS site in the Quad Cities you can see the swath of heaviest rain in the bright red colors. 1-4" totals were found in those areas.
At 500 mb you can see the short wave that popped the storms over the northern Plains.
As this first wave of energy departs skies will part for periods of sunshine. That allows temperatures to warm-up.
The HRRR has temps ranging from the low 80s in my northern counties to near 90 in the south later today.
Dew points in the south will hold near 70 into the afternoon while much drier air advects into the north.
Heat index values could reach the mid 90s over the south before the drier air arrives towards evening here.