After a drenching across the region on Tuesday, our weather took a long overdue turn into refreshing conditions on Wednesday. Temperatures eased a bit while humidity took a nose dive, complete with a pleasant northwesterly breeze. If that already felt a bit like Fall to you, wait until you wake up on Thursday morning!
High pressure centered over Iowa will continue to slide slowly east overnight. Clear skies will settle in along with the the direr air mass, with Wednesday's breezy conditions subsiding. That's going to me a sharp dip in the temperatures, and it will be downright chilly be recent standards. Most of us will wake up to readings in the low 50s, while a few rural locations could fall all the way into the upper 40s! Keep the windows open for some prime sleeping weather!
Enjoying these comfortable conditions? Good, because they're going to keep rolling right on through Thursday. High pressure inching closer to the Great Lakes will treat us to another round of mostly sunny skies, this time without the threat of isolated pop-up showers in the late-afternoon. Highs will find their way to around 80 degrees, with humidity levels remaining pleasantly low.
Friday & Beyond
Most of Friday fares well, but we'll be watching for the arrival of a new storm system emerging from the central United States. Mostly sunny skies will greet us in the morning, but clouds will gradually increase throughout the day. Showers won't be too far behind the arriving clouds, but we're looking at an evening arrival at the earliest. The increasing clouds cover will pull highs back into the upper 70s.
Scattered showers will become more widespread on Friday night, continuing into much of Saturday. Thunderstorms will find their way into the mix as well, but those will likely hold off until the afternoon. Not great news for the main event at the Crim Festival of Races among other things, but we can always hope for a direr window during the morning. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to Saturday! Highs around 80.
Heat and humidity return for the second half of the weekend, as temperatures surge back into the middle and upper 80s, with a few spots possibly flirting with 90. A mix of sun and clouds is expected to go along with the returning Summer heat, but I wouldn't rule out a few pop-up thunderstorms during the afternoon.
The hit-or-miss pattern keeps on rolling into next week. Take a look ahead in the First Warn 5 7-Day Forecast!
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