At first look at this map-- you're probably thinking, "my areas isn't shaded". But there are some of our viewers who lives in the northern communities, and we want everyone to be prepared for the potential for a few strong to severe storms. A northern-stream trough will move eastward from its position early Friday over Upper Great Lakes through New England and will bring a weak cold front with it. That will supply the added lift, plus mediocre dew points to have enough dynamics in place for severe weather. The greatest risk will be damaging wind gusts, but their will be isolated pockets of hail and a brief tornado cannot be ruled out.
Most of the state will remain fairly dry Friday, but as we head into the evening, that's when this line will begin to push through. I expect to see isolated showers/storms rolling into the area around 5pm, with the final push exiting around 9pm.
The cold front only drops temperatures a few degrees, and I believe we'll hang out near 80° on Saturday also. A strong cold front will move through the area by Tuesday dropping temperatures into the lower 70s.