Gray and cooler today
The layer of clouds we're dealing with today is a product of the storm system that earlier brought heavy rain to our area last weekend and is now retrograding, or backing, up and drifting toward our region from Kentucky. We're looking at a dry situation today, though, with a chance for some breaks of sunshine in the afternoon, especially on the northwestern edge of the cloud shield associated with that storm system in southeast Minnesota. Look for high temperatures in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees in the north part of the area with slightly cooler temperatures southward under the thicker clouds.
Rain chances increase for Friday
A storm system approaching from the west will bring more clouds for Friday with a chance of rain developing in the afternoon and evening. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the lower 70s with a slight southeast breeze.
Warm and unsettled weather this weekend
The upcoming holiday weekend is looking warmer, but still a bit unsettled as two storm systems will affect our region's weather. First, showers and a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible through Saturday morning with isolated redevelopment in the afternoon from the same storm system responsible for bringing Friday's rain. High temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a southerly breeze. Sunday looks a bit sunnier until later in the afternoon and evening when some thunderstorms are expected to develop. At this point there is a small possibility that some of those storms may become strong to severe, so we'll watch that time frame closely as the weekend draws closer. High temperatures Sunday will be around 80 degrees with a touch more humidity in the air adding a taste of summer to our weekend.
Rain and sunshine for Memorial Day
After a few morning showers and isolated thunderstorms, it looks like we'll enjoy some sunshine and drier weather for Memorial Day afternoon and high temperatures will be in the mid and upper 70s.
Still summer-like next week
The rest of the upcoming week looks generally warm with some high temperatures in the lower 80s for Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be a small chance for some isolated thunderstorms for those two days. The surrounding days will feature mild sunshine and high temperature in the 70s.