A cold front will move slowly southward across the region today. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, especially across the southern half of the area. A few storms could produce gusty winds and hail.
Storms could linger into this evening before tapering off. Skies will become partly cloudy overnight.
High pressure will build across the state on Thursday, and remain in control of the weather through Friday.
Here is the forecast: For today, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s. Winds N 5-10 mph.
Tonight, partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the evening. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Winds N 5-10 mph.
Thursday, partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. Winds NE 10-15 mph.
Thursday night, clear with lows around 50.
Friday, sunny with highs in the mid 70s.
Extended Analysis: High pressure will gradually move eastward across the region Saturday and Sunday. It will be dry with plenty of sunshine both days.
By Monday, the high will move to our east and the return flow on the back side of the high will help to pump warmer and more humid air northward across the state. With the added moisture will come an increasing threat of showers and thunderstorms beginning Monday afternoon.
Here is the extended forecast: Friday night, mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.
Saturday, mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Saturday night, partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s
Sunday, partly sunny with highs near 80.
Sunday night, partly cloudy with lows near 60.
Monday, partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low 80s.