A bright and beautiful Tuesday
Sunny, tranquil weather will be the rule today as high pressure from Canada moves through the heart of our region. The dry, crisp air mass we first began to experience Monday in the wake of the potent cold front that swept through the area remains in place today, making for a bright and comfortable day. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with light southwest winds and fairly comfortable humidity levels.
Few midweek showers and thunderstorms
Warm, slightly more humid air will begin to build northward into the area for the middle part of the week while small atmospheric disturbances slide in from the west to trigger isolated showers and thunderstorms for the next couple of days, mainly in the afternoon hours. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with a moderate south breeze over the next couple of days.
Humid with more late week storms
Showers and thunderstorms will be a bit more widespread in the area Friday and Saturday as a storm system and its associated cold front push through the Upper Mississippi Valley. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with heavier humidity in the atmosphere.
Cooler, drier, less humid air will blow into the region for Sunday in the wake of Saturday's cold front. Strong Canadian high pressure will settle into the area for most of the upcoming work week, bringing mild sunshine for potentially several days. High temperatures from Sunday through the heart of next week will be in the 70s with overnight lows in the 40s and 50s.
Here is your Tuesday morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt.