StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 71° / Low 54°... Clearing and cool tonight. Patchy fog also possible. Sun and 70s tomorrow. Warmer for the holiday weekend.

Updated Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 5:47 PM...

The calendar may say July 1st, but temperatures sure don;t feel like it. The combination of clouds from a weak disturbance to our south and an east wind have kept temperatures in the middle 60s to lower 70s this afternoon.

Look for those clouds to move off to the south this evening. The combination of clearing skies, light winds, and dry air will allow temperatures to dip into the upper 40s to middle 50s overnight. A few spots in those traditional cool spots could see lows as cool as the upper 30s overnight.

Look for a bit more sunshine tomorrow. Still... a persistent east wind will keep temperatures on the cool side. as a result, look for highs in the middle to upper 70s.

Temperatures will start to warm Friday. we should see a mostly sunny sky, along with highs in the lower 80s. I am watching a very weak cool front that will try to slide into the area from the north Friday evening. because this front is so weak there is some question about how far south it will get before it washes out. It may get close enough to spark a stray shower Friday evening, especially in areas north of I-90. However... we may be able to completely drop precip chances in later forecasts.  

Looking Ahead... High pressure will remain in control as we head into the holiday weekend. However, the high pressure system will scoot a little farther to our east. This will switch winds out of the south/southwest... which means temperatures will climb a few more degrees... into the middle 80s for both Saturday and Sunday. These readings are much more in line with July 4th.

It appears Saturday and most of Sunday look dry. However, a cool front will approach the area Sunday night into Monday. As a result, look for a chance of showers and t-storms Sunday night, with an even better chance of showers and t-storms Monday. 

After that, things quiet down a bit, with only slight chance of rain and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s. 

Have a great night! -Cory Malles