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Sunshine today, several rain and thunderstorm chances ahead


High pressure will slide just to our north throughout the day. We are looking at mostly sunny skies, but temperatures will be cooler lakeside. Winds trend N 5-15 mph early, but turning more E and SE into the afternoon. Highs top out in the upper 60s to mid 70s inland, but only in the 50s to near 60 lakeside.


Clouds will increase throughout the evening as a low pressure system moves in from the west. This will bring a 50%-60% chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area. The storms are not expected to be severe, but some small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain may accompany the stronger storms. Winds trend E to SE 5-15 mph but will turn more southerly overnight. Lows range from the low to mid 40s lakeside to the 50s inland.


The showers and isolated thunderstorms linger into the morning hours Thursday, but then skies will begin to clear towards the late morning into the early afternoon. Winds will begin out of the southwest around 5-10 mph, but will become northwest 10-20 mph in the afternoon. Highs range from around 60 north and west, to the upper 60s to mid 70s south and east. Skies remain partly cloudy to mostly clear Thursday night with lows back into the mid 30s to low 40s.


It will remain pleasant to begin the weekend, but the east wind returns once again. Highs will be in the 50s to low 60s, so everyone will be experiencing cooler temperatures. Clouds increase into Friday night ahead of our next system with a 40% chance of showers overnight.


The weekend looks unsettled and chilly across the area. A low pressure system and stationary front will slowly move towards our area, bringing in widespread rain showers and some thunderstorms as well. Along with the rain, windy conditions will develop out of the east, bringing in some chilly temperatures.  Highs will only be in the 40s, but areas away from the lake should still see highs in the 50s. Models are hinting at the possibility that 1-2″ of rain could fall over the weekend.

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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