A Canadian high pressure system will build into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley this week brining much cooler weather compared to last week. You might need to break out the jacket on several of the next few mornings!
No doubt you noticed a big change already this afternoon with the weather. Highs today have struggled to get out of the 60s! Temperatures will tumble quickly tonight as skies clear out. The clouds that developed this afternoon were due to leftover moisture evaporating from the ground combining with daytime heating from the sun. As the sun sets tonight, these clouds will thin out quickly. Without the clouds acting like a blanket, temperatures will fall into the lower 50s. Some patchy fog will be possible by early Wednesday morning.
A secondary backdoor cold front will drop south out of the Great Lakes on Thursday. Ahead of it Wednesday, winds will briefly turn around to the southwest. This will provide for warmer weather than today and completely sunny skies. Highs will top out near 80 degrees which is right about at normal for this time of the year.
The temperature will fall back into the 70s on Thursday behind the secondary cold front. Lows Thursday night could even dip into the upper 40s! Some outlying areas may make it down as cold as the middle 40s in fact. You will definitely want the kids to wear a light jacket going to school both Wednesday and Friday mornings this week.
As we approach the upcoming weekend, warmer weather looks to make a comeback once again. Highs will head back into the middle 80s by Saturday.
The full 7-Day forecast can be found in the slideshow!
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