LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
Today will be somewhat nicer, though yet another weak system will be arriving by the mid-late afternoon with some extra clouds and scattered rainfall. There will be some sunshine before those clouds increase and highs will be in the mid 70s. Any showers and storms will remain hit and miss into tonight before this weak system moves away.
High pressure will then regain control over the Upper Midwest through the weekend. This will bring a return to sunshine and warmer temperatures as it will finally start to feel like summer again. Saturday will be mostly sunny and warmer as high temperatures get back to average for the time of year, around 80. As the high moves east we will see winds increase from the south and southwest on Sunday, leading to warmer air and higher humidity. It will also be a mostly sunny day as temperatures top out in the mid 80s.
The next cold front will be to our northwest on Sunday, moving to the east and southeast early next week. Meanwhile a low pressure system is forecast to develop along the tail end of the front in the Plains. This system will impact the area with more showers and storms, but the big question is timing. Of course Monday is when the solar eclipse will occur, so we are hoping for the best and that much of the associated weather with this front will hold off. Today's forecast models have begun to differ some, with indications the timing *could* end up being a bit slower. If this happens then viewing conditions may be better for the area. Right now the forecast is still for the chance of a few showers and storms on Monday, with intervals of clouds and sun. It will remain humid with highs in the low 80s. The potential slower arrival would also push rain chances now into Tuesday as temperatures will start to cool off next week behind this system.