A strong ridge of high pressure will settle in over the region today, its hot dome of air pushing down on us from above. Temperatures will likely be the hottest this afternoon before slowly cooling into the weekend. Another interesting feature of the high is that some mid to high level moisture is stuck within its grip. This appeared on Wednesday as some high cloudcover. However, there may be enough instability through Friday to get a few extremely high based (dry) showers going. The unfortunately side effect of these showers may be a dry lightning strike or two. Two waves in particular look to have the best chance for this lightning—one early Thursday morning and then another early Friday—though probability remains low. The ridge will ease as we head into Father’s Day weekend, allowing for deeper, cooler onshore flow. We may see the return of some low cloudcover as early as late Friday and it will be more of a fixture on the coast as we head through the weekend.