A southwest wind will increase the heat and humidity today which should bring a slight increase in storm coverage. Even then, many areas will remain dry.

TODAY: A cold front approaches the region, but likely won't arrive in our western counties until late Wednesday night. Ahead of the front, look for a hot and muggy day with scattered showers and storms. Afternoon highs climb to around 90°.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Showers taper off with the loss of heating. Any areas that saw rain Wednesday will likely wake to patchy, dense fog. Lows near 70.

THURSDAY: The cold front will slowly move through the region with models indicating more numerous storms, especially during the afternoon and evening.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Drier and somewhat less humid air returns by the end of the week. Afternoon highs slip to the low/mid 80s with minimal rain chances.

Storm chances increase by Sunday and continue into next week with hazy sunshine and near-average temperatures.