Warm, moist air south of the front is expected to push daytime high temperatures into the mid 70s across most areas of the region away from the cooler lakes today. Highs in the mid 70s.
A slow moving low will bring rain and storms to us in the near term, but overall it is a fairly dry week with just lighter chances here and there.
As we head into this evening, rain chances will continue.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday and you should keep your umbrella handy.
There will be lull in thunderstorm activity later this afternoon, but more scattered thunderstorms are on the way.
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There is a marginal risk for severe weather, but heavy rain appears to be the bigger concern.
High pressure will begin warming us up, with highs near into the 70's.
"Concerning severe potential, instability this afternoon is forecast to increase with daytime heating", the weather service said.
Late Saturday and Sunday appear to be the most active windows as of this posting. Showers will end Sunday night and the temperature will drop to near 50 degrees. These conditions should hold on into tonight as more rain develops. There's the chance for showers Saturday under partly to mostly cloudy skies.
We'll have dry weather for the Mini on Saturday. However, the key factor will be the placement of the frontal boundary as far as how high temperatures will climb for Thursday.