Rather cloudy skies and damp conditions will be the big story overnight Thursday along with a bit of rain and drizzle as a warm front lift north through the region.

Patchy dense fog will also be an issue overnight and early Friday morning, so watch for reduced visibility.

The precipitation will pick up in intensity on Friday morning with periods of rain and a thunderstorm possible as a cold front slides in from the west.

The activity is expected to continue through the early afternoon hours Friday before quickly tapering off from west to east.

Rainfall amounts will range between a quarter and three quarters of an inch for most locations.

Temperatures will climb to near 50 degrees out ahead of the cold front, but then quickly drop back off into the 30s and 40s by late Friday afternoon and evening.

Mild conditions will be featured this weekend as highs top out in the upper 40s and lower 50s with a mix of sun and clouds overhead.