Well, we didn't hit 100 degrees yesterday (it only got up to 98 in Springfield). Not that I want it to be this hot but if it has to be, let's go for a something-to-talk-about 100+ degrees. It's been over 10 years since the city last saw 100 (July 14, 1995). With other places nearby hitting the century mark yesterday (Lincoln and Peoria, for example) it certainly could have happened and still could today with the forecast high predicted to be 99 degrees.
Meanwhile, the drought marches on, especially just to out north:
But..rain is predicted for tomorrow.