A long-awaited dry spell is almost here. We’ve got a cold front pressing southeast across the area this evening. Scattered showers and thunderstorms that popped up in the afternoon heat have dissipated, but a band of light showers associated with the front continues to slowly drop southeast. This area of light rain will gradually fade away south of the interstate early Friday morning.
Some low cloudiness will likely linger through sunrise Friday morning giving way to sunny skies from northwest to southeast by late morning. Cool morning lows in the upper 50s and low 60s will warm into the 70s during the afternoon. Low humidity will make for a great afternoon to be outside.
Weekend weather looks nearly ideal for outdoor activities like camping. Skies will be mainly sunny through the weekend, although it looks like a bit of cloud cover coming through Saturday night into Sunday morning. Overnight lows will be comfortably cool with afternoon highs comfortably warm. Speaking of comfort, humidity levels will remain low through the weekend with the weather nice enough outside to keep the windows open.
The jet stream pattern will provide a block to wet weather with a ridge setting up over the middle of the country. That ridge looks like it will keep the pattern mainly dry all the way through Thursday of next week. Temperatures and humidity levels will be on the way back up by Monday with a summer feel Tuesday through Thursday.