High pressure at the surface and aloft is in control of the weather over the Midwest and the Southeast U.S. this morning. The morning enhanced infrared image, below, indicates the warmer lakes when compared to the cooler land areas, given the good radiational cooling that occurred overnight. The larger urban areas also have some contrast with cooler rural locations. For the color scheme, the darker shades of blue indicate surface skin temperatures closer to 0 degrees Celsius, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the brighter blue temperatures, apparent over the Great Lakes, are closer to 10 degrees Celsius, or 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Clouds are apparent at all the corners of the image.
Similar conditions continued into the afternoon hours across the region. Here's a visible satellite image taken around Noon and showing clear skies across our region. More of the terrain features are apparent as well as vegetation in the Midwest.