July 14, 2018                       6:45 AM

        Clouds mix with sunshine with higher humidity for today as the state remains under the influence of an offshore high pressure ridge. It will be warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop tonight ahead a frontal boundary tonight dropping south from the eastern Great Lakes region. Heavy downpours will occur in any thunderstorms due to an abudance of available moisture. Showers will diminish early tomorrow and give way to partly sunny skies through the middle of the day. A few additional showers and thunderstorms will pop up in the afternoon as the daytime heating helps build up instability. Heat and humidity will be with us through the early part of the upcoming week. Monday will likely be the warmest day with sunshine in more abundance and temperatures near 90. A strong cold front will bring a round of numerous showers and thunderstorms Tuesday featuring heavy tropical downpours at times. Behind the front it will remain warm but the humidity will fall to much more comfortable levels. Another trough of low pressure will move across the region next weekend with some more shower and thunderstorm opportunities.

Meteorologist Ryan Gallagher