7:00 AM | Periods of rain by tonight as front advances towards the region, rain could get heavy at times overnight; weekend looks decent and Orionid meteor shower peaks in the pre-dawn hours early Sunday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Increasing clouds, milder, showers and thunderstorms possible by the end of the afternoon, highs near 70

Tonight

Cloudy with periods of rain, maybe a thunderstorm or two mixed in, some of the rain can be heavy at times, not as cool as recent nights, mid 50’s

Friday

Mostly cloudy with lingering morning showers possible, breezy, low-to-mid 70's

Friday Night

Becoming partly cloudy, cool, upper 40’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, cool, mid 60’s

Sunday

**Meteor shower peaks in the pre-dawn hours** Mostly sunny, cool, mid 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, near 70

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low-to-mid 70’s

Discussion

Low pressure over the western Great Lakes region will swing a frontal system towards us tonight and this will generate periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms overnight and early Friday. Some of the rain could come down hard at times later tonight as Gulf of Mexico moisture joins up with this frontal system. High pressure will then build into the region by this weekend with the high likelihood for sunshine to return on both weekend days. Viewing conditions look quite favorable this weekend for the Orionid meteor shower which peaks in the pre-dawn hours early Sunday morning.

Video

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