A warm front will lift northward across the eastern Great Lakes today. It will be cool to start the day, but milder and more humid air will overspread the area during the afternoon. As the warm front approaches, a few showers or thunderstorms could develop this afternoon. Highs today will climb to near 80 degrees.
There will be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm this evening, then skies will become partly cloudy overnight tonight. It will be warmer and more humid than recent nights. Overnight lows will be in the 60s.
A ridge of high pressure will surge eastward across the area on Tuesday. Very warm temperatures aloft will spread across the area, and temperatures at the surface will climb to July-like levels. Under partly sunny skies, highs will climb into the low 90s.
Tuesday night will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows around 70.
A major chance in the weather pattern is expected to take shape for the second half of the week. On Wednesday, a strong cold front will approach from the northwest as a large, cool upper level trough digs southward into the Great Lakes. As this cold front approaches, scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures ahead of the front will climb well into the 80s to possibly near 90 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday night as the cold front moves through.
Much cooler air will spread southward across the area on Thursday. Lake effect cloudiness will be abundant and a few rain showers are likely across the snow belt on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 70s.
Even cooler air will settle southward across the region on Friday with mostly cloudy skies and scattered lake effect showers expected. Highs on Friday will only rise to around 60 degrees.