June 28, 2016 Updated: 7:50 AM
Still a few clouds this morning that will begin clearing out shortly as drier air continues to move in. High pressure from Canada will settle in today, bringing more cool air to the state. Temperatures are on the rise this morning but will still top out a few degrees below average this afternoon.
Today will feature plenty of sunshine and light winds. Temperatures will be very pleasant, topping out in the mid 70's. Average highs in late June are in the low 80's. Dew points will be quite low, so it will continue to feel very dry. Not much change expected going into Wednesday. High pressure will be sliding to our east, which means winds will begin to shift around and become more southerly. A few extra clouds me be around through the day, while temperatures top out around 80.
On Thursday, a cold front will be dropping into the state from the north. This will bring our next and only chance of rain currently in the forecast through this next weekend. Timing seems to favor the afternoon and first part of the night at this point, with showers and possibly a few thunderstorms, though instability at this time doesn't look to be very impressive. Highs will be in the upper 70's and it will be slightly humid. The front will then pass, allowing yet another large high to take its place Friday. This will bring a return to sunshine and cooler, drier air heading into the long, holiday weekend. Expect highs back down in the mid 70's Friday and this will also come with those lower dew points once again. Going into the weekend temperatures will slowly warm and with the high generally hanging on, it will remain dry. This is great news for all of us who are planning outdoor gatherings and perhaps some relaxing time lakeside. More sunshine Saturday and Sunday while some extra clouds may be arriving by Monday but again at this time it looks dry.
-Meteorologist Drew Williams