First Alert Weather: Warmer, more muggy weekend with a risk of storms
The pleasant, dry weather sticks around through Friday
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Mostly clear and tranquil tonight. Lows ranging from the low to mid 50s in parts of the Northwoods to the mid 50s to near 60 in Central Wisconsin.
A fair amount of sunshine on Friday. A slight chance later in the day from Phillips onto the NW of showers or a storm. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Changes are ahead for the weekend. A band of showers or storms may move through parts of the region Saturday morning, then intervals of clouds and some sunshine, as well as more humid conditions. An additional chance of showers or storms later in the day. Highs in the mid 80s. Muggy on Sunday with afternoon scattered showers and storms possible. Some of these storms later in the day into the evening could be strong with gusty winds, downpours, and perhaps some hail. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Still humid on Monday with more clouds than sun, along with a chance of showers or a storm. High in the low 80s. Partly cloudy on Tuesday and a bit warmer with afternoon readings in the low to mid 80s. Some sun Wednesday with scattered showers or storms possible. High in the low 80s. Partly cloudy next Thursday and daytime temps topping out in the mid 80s.
Meantime, the NWS in the Twin Cities has confirmed another tornado that hit near Turtle Lake back on July 21st. This took place just before 6 PM on that Tuesday. It was an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 65-70 mph. It covered just over a mile in about 4 minutes and was about 20 yards wide. This brings the state tornado count for this year to 13. The average number of confirmed twister in a year for Wisconsin is 23.
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