Warm and pleasant Friday
The thunderstorms we dealt with late Thursday night and in the predawn hours of our Friday have rumbled out of the area, swept away by a cold front that is pushing southeastward through the Upper Mississippi Valley. High pressure is moving in from Manitoba, setting the stage for a bright, sun-filled day to round out the workweek. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the low to mid-80s across the area with a refreshing northwest breeze that will occasionally reach 15 miles per hour.
Isolated weekend showers
Warm sunshine will again be the rule for Saturday with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s and a comfortable northeast breeze. A few isolated showers and perhaps a stray thunderstorm will be possible toward the evening hours ahead of a warm front that will be moving in from the west. Severe weather chances will stay well north of our area and it looks like those rain chances will be out of the area by early Sunday morning. The rest of Sunday looks breezy and warmer with humidity levels also slowly increasing as that warm front pushes through the area.
A warm and steamy Monday
Warm air will build northward into the region for Monday and we'll once again flirt with the 90s across the area. Abundant sunshine and a south breeze will work to pull in that warm, humid air.
Heavy rainfall possible Tuesday
Rich moisture will flow into the region for Tuesday, the remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal which is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast to our south. A cold front from our northwest will interact with that moisture to produce showers and thunderstorms across our area. A couple of inches of rainfall will be possible with higher totals potentially to our southeast. Temperatures will climb to the lower 80s Tuesday ahead of that cold front.
Cooler air moves in late next week
A few showers will hang around behind Tuesday's cold front and temperatures will be a bit closer to the seasonal average with mostly 70s in store for us. Another cold front Thursday may trigger an additional shower or two in the afternoon with high temperatures in the mid-70s. Things may get even cooler behind the second front for the end of the week with high temperatures in the lower 70s, a few degrees below the seasonal average.