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It may take some time to get stubborn cloud cover out of here as our trailing cold front continues to exit the region this evening, but drier air and sunnier skies are on the way for the second half of our work week.
Cooler air behind the rain will keep temperatures in the 60s with lingering stratiform clouds throughout the evening. A slow clearing begins overnight and temperatures drop to a more seasonal mid 50s by Thursday morning. Expanding high pressure across the Great Lakes should clear out skies for Thursday and temperatures take a slight bump into the middle 70s.
A coastal low-pressure system will move slowly north toward the Atlantic by Friday and that may inject clouds into the region and a very isolated shower during the peak heating of the day. Otherwise, there will still be plenty of sun and temperatures take yet another bump as warmer air moves in from the west. Highs climb into the lower and middle 80s.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Don’t look now, but this is the last weekend of summer. Despite that fact the summer warmth will still be sticking around for a little bit longer. A weak boundary from the north drops in Saturday and brings the threat for a few isolated rain showers, but most of the day is dry and highs get above average, in the upper 70s. More sun is expected Sunday as deep high pressure expanding from the Carolinas to New Hampshire. Highs will again be around 80°.
Signs of big warmth continue to grow to finish the summer season. Middle 80s with some humidity will be possible Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will mark the beginning of fall, but it will not feel like it. Temperatures will return to the middle 80s before storm chances late in the week.
~News 8 Weather Team