Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy; isolated evening showers
Wind: NW 10-20 mph
Saturday: Partly sunny, isolated afternoon shower possible
Wind: NW 10-30 mph
The storm system that generated the severe weather across Iowa on Thursday is slowly pushing east across the Great Lakes region. The expansive nature of this system will lead to some minor impacts across the area heading into the weekend.
Moisture and cooler air continue to wrap in behind the storm which will lead to a few isolated showers at least through sunset tonight mainly in the north/northeast. Skies will generally be partly to mostly cloudy through the night with pleasantly cool temperatures in the low/mid 60s.
The weekend will start with a mix of sun and clouds for Saturday. We'll be on the far western fringe of the storm system as it will continue to wrap in some moisture and cooler air aloft. That will combine with a little bit of instability during the peak heating of the day especially if we can get any sunshine. As a result, a few pop-up showers are possible during the afternoon although they will be few and far between and much of the area will be dry. Temperatures will be below normal with readings in the 70s to low 80s. Humidity will be noticeable, but nothing too terrible.
The system finally will be long gone by Sunday, however warmer air will try and fight in from the west leading to another day of sun and clouds. Temperatures will be near 80. Not bad for mid-July.
Temperatures look to rebound back into the 80s with more humidity through the middle of the week. A front could bring a few showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday although specific details on the extent of those still remain. Behind the front, much cooler and more autumn like air will follow with high's in the 70s to close out the week.
Meteorologist Brandon Marshall
Weather First Team
Today's Record Temperatures