Good afternoon! Much warmer air has filtered in today as depicted below from the 24-hour temperature change map. High pressure is inching off the east coast, allowing for warm and most air to advect in off the Gulf of Mexico. Highs today will climb to near (or slightly above) average, in the low to mid 60s. An area of low pressure is expected to build across the Great Lakes tonight, where a cold front will sag south of the feature and meander east through Friday.
Looking at model guidance, showers will build in late overnight/early Friday and continue into the heart of the day. A few thunderstorms will be possible as well, where locally heavier rainfall amounts are possible. Overall, we are talking about between 0.5"-1" tonight through tomorrow, before cooler and drier air prevails. This will likely be our last good shot of rainfall for some time.
After the passage of the front tomorrow, much cooler air will filter in for the weekend. Temperatures will dip down below average Saturday and Sunday, where highs only find the 40s to near 50 both days. Fortunately, these will moderate into next week, recovering to the 50s and even 60s towards mid week. Have a look at our video forecast below for more details.
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