Bored of the same old hot and humid followed by warm and dry weather pattern we've been in for the past few weeks? You're in luck as the summer torpor is about to change. Instead of our weather being dominated by high pressure systems there's a low pressure system moving this way from the Great Lakes today. That low, and several upper-level disturbances swirling above, will bring clouds, showers and maybe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The clouds will also cap today's high at the mid 80s.

Some of those showers will linger through Thursday morning, but the sun should make a return appearance tomorrow afternoon. What won't return is the heat, at least if you put your trust in the National Weather Service forecast. They're saying tomorrow's high should stay in the low 80s. The Weather Channel says we'll stay a few degrees warmer tomorrow and through the weekend. We're not sold on that one. Friday should be sunny with a high in the lower 80s.

Another cold front, and more importantly an upper-level trough will pass through the region over the weekend, bringing with it a fair chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms from Saturday afternoon through Sunday or maybe even Monday. There's not a lot of confidence in the timing of the weekend events. As of now it looks like tropical storm Emily will stay away from the area.