Mild sunshine today
The showers that impacted the southern part of the local area last night have moved away to the east, leaving behind some bright, mild weather for our Monday. We'll have occasional sunshine and clouds throughout the day with seasonably mild high temperatures in the lower 70s and a light southeast breeze. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms may develop late in the afternoon with more widespread storms likely during the evening hours, triggered by the same storm system that produced last night's activity.
A few of those evening storms may become strong to severe with damaging winds as the primary threat between 6:00 and midnight. A few of those storms may produce heavy downpours of rainfall as well. Clouds will linger through the night with overnight temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
A mild midweek
High pressure will settle into the region from the northwest, slowly clearing our skies Tuesday with a cool northwest breeze keeping our weather seasonably cool. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s which is a few degrees cooler than the seasonal average.
Wednesday looks even sunnier with just a hint of a south breeze and high temperatures will be in the lower 70s.
Warmer temps late in the week
Warmer air will build northward into the region for the end of the workweek with a taste of summer warmth ahead for the region. We'll have mostly sunny skies Thursday with high temperatures in the upper 70s. A warm front will move through the Upper Mississippi Valley Friday, possibly triggering scattered thunderstorms during the day and for the evening hours with occasional sunshine and high temperatures will be in the mid-70s.
A summer-like weekend
Warm, humid air will move in for the weekend with occasional sunshine and clouds in store for Saturday when high temperatures will reach the lower 80s. Sunday will feature mostly sunny skies with high temperatures in the low to mid-80s.
Here is your morning weather update from Meteorologist Ted Schmidt: