Smile! It's FRIDAY!

Friday! Friday! Friday! That's always a great first thought of the day! :)

Another great thought is that the heat seems to taking a backseat in the tri-state, but with that brings some much needed rain! Meteorologist Katy Morgan says she expects our shower chances to diminish as we head into the late morning hours with some slightly cooler, drier air that we can enjoy this weekend.

While Frank is off enjoying his birthday weekend in Florida, you can catch Katy's weather marathon from 4-10 AM for all of your current weather conditions and a complete seven-day forecast!

Since the heat and humidity are taking a break this weekend, it sounds like it's going to be perfect weather to be out on the river! Dan Wells will be live starting at 4:30 AM with more information on the Nation's largest paddling event taking place on the Ohio River!

Fairfield PD are looking to see if there's a connection between the recent arrest of 26-year-old Gurpreet Kang and the disappearance of Katelynn Markham. Markham, 22, was reported missing last August by her fiance. Tune in at 5 AM to hear why officials believe the two may be connected.

Today you'll have your chance to meet Reds right fielder, Jay Bruce! Rob Williams and Tracey Johnson will tell you when and where you need to be for your autographs and pics before Bruce joins the Reds in taking on the Minnesota Twins tonight!

Heat fans rejoice! LeBron James finally has his ring after the Miami Heat beat out Oklahoma City for the NBA title last night. This is the first time since 2006 that the Heat has taken the championship.

While we're almost positive Frank will be enjoying some wine this weekend, why not start up the grill and do the same? Gary Boswell from Vinter Select will be here at 8:15 to share the perfect wines for summer grilling! (We're keeping our fingers crossed for taste-testing!)

We have all of this and much, much more lined up for you on the FOX19 Morning News followed by the Morning Xtra!

Enjoy your weekend and I'll talk to you on Monday!