High pressure will continue to dominate the weather across the region through the weekend. It will be sunny and warm today and Sunday. Humidity levels will begin to increase a bit on Sunday, but it should not be too uncomfortable.
By Sunday night, the high will shift to our east and we will start to see a southerly flow overspread the area. This southerly flow will be rich in moisture and humidity levels will climb.
Low pressure will move into the Great Lakes on Monday. As this system moves closer to our area, instability will increase and showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop Monday afternoon.
Here is the forecast: For today, sunny with highs near 80. Winds NE 5-10 mph.
Tonight, clear with lows around 50. Winds NE 5-10 mph.
Sunday, sunny with highs in the low 80s. Winds S 10 mph.
Sunday night, partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the low to mid 60s.
Monday, partly cloudy, warm and humid with showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Highs will reach the low 80s.
Extended Analysis: A cold front will move southeastward across the area on Tuesday, then stall just to our south Tuesday night and Wednesday. Numerous showers and thunderstorms are likely Tuesday into Tuesday night.
We will likely see a brief break in the activity Wednesday morning, but showers and storms will return Wednesday afternoon as low pressure develops to our west and moves our way. This low will cause the front to lift northward across our area as a warm front Wednesday night and Thursday, keeping the threat of showers and thunderstorms in our forecast.
Here is the extended forecast: Monday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Tuesday, mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs will be near 80.
Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s.
Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 80.
Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60.
Thursday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s