Increasing clouds are in the forecast for today with warm and dry conditions.

(WFXG) - High pressure will continue over the western Atlantic today as a storm system moves into the MS River Valley. Winds tonight will be increasing across the area and a lake wind advisory may be needed. A cold front along with showers and thunderstorms...some possibly severe...crosses the area Friday. Behind the front much cooler air will move into the region Saturday.

Conditions will moderate Sunday into early next week as high pressure returns to the region. An upper level ridge over the eastern states will move off the coast this afternoon. Our region will be in the warm sector between surface high pressure over the Western Atlantic and a low pressure system crossing Texas into the Lower Mississippi River Valley. A deep southerly flow will bring increasing low level moisture from the Atlantic and GOMEX. Rain chances values around 0.60 inches this morning will rise to around one inch this afternoon. There may be a few

Isolated low-topped showers by afternoon in the eastern Midlands and CSRA. Partly sunny and warm conditions are expected with high temperatures in the lower 80s.

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