We are still under the influence of a high pressure system in the region. That has led to mostly sunny skies so far this Wednesday, but it's a little hazy. This haze is due to smoke overhead from the wildfires out west and in Canada. The hazy conditions look to continue into Thursday. As we continue through the afternoon, clouds will continue to build and move into the area from the north. This will take us from mostly sunny to partly sunny. A weak back door cold front is approaching the area. It will stall out just east of the Mississippi River. A stray shower/thunderstorm or two isn't completely out of the question along the front later in the afternoon and evening. However, the chance of rain looks pretty minimal and looks to stay east of the Mississippi River. So place such as Macomb, Mount Sterling, Rushville may see a shower/thunderstorm or two *if* the front generate the rain. The rest of us will stay dry. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. However with the humidity it will feel closer to 90. Into Wednesday night, we'll have partly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 60s to low 70s.
Meteorologist Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM StormTrak Weather team.