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A fantastic Friday; rain chances return for the weekend

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8 Hour Planner - Ted
Ted 7 Day

Mild Friday sunshine

All week long we've been enjoying some phenomenal late summer weather that has featured an abundance of sunshine, but not as much humidity as would be typical for this time of the year and it looks like that pattern will continue through today. High pressure remains planted just to our northeast, providing us with tranquil sunshine, seasonable warmth, and low humidity levels in the air. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 70s with light north winds.

Some weekend showers

Slightly warmer, more humid air will begin to build northward across the region on Saturday as a storm system approaches from the northwest. We'll have occasional sunshine and clouds throughout the day with a chance of isolated late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms developing in the area. The best chances of rain will be later in the evening and through the overnight hours Saturday, but severe weather isn't expected. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the lower 80s with just a hint of a westerly breeze.

A few brief, light showers will lag behind the departing cold front associated with our weekend storm system. Look for rain chances through the morning with just a few isolated showers and thunderstorms in the early afternoon as sunshine begins to peek through the clouds. Much cooler air blowing in on brisk north winds coupled with the extra cloud cover will hold temperatures down a bit with high temperatures only in the lower 70s, almost ten degrees below the seasonal average.

Much cooler, more fall-like weather early next week

A strong area of high pressure will settle in from northwestern Canada on Monday, bringing sunny, cool weather to the region. High temperatures early next week will only be in the lower 70s, a temperatures regime that would be more typical of late September than early August.

Temperatures will slowly climb through the course of the week, reaching mid-70s in the midweek and possibly the low 80s by next Friday. As for rain, it looks like high pressure will suppress shower chances in our area until late Thursday when a few isolated thunderstorms will be possible ahead of a cold front. More widespread storms appear more likely next Friday.

Ted Schmidt

Morning and Noon Meteorologist

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