A weak system settles southward out of the Great Lakes region today.
This system signals the start of a moderating trending in temperatures, with highs returning to the lower 50s for the rest of the week. This feature may also generate a few sprinkles of rain towards evening.
Fair, dry weather is then ahead for the end of the week.
The weekend looks progressively milder and ultimately wetter, with some rain as early as Sunday. This will precede a more organized rain system due-in for Monday and Tuesday. Look for high temperature in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Drier air and a cool-off to more seasonal temperatures follows for the rest of next week.
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