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First Alert Weather: Strong storms overnight into Saturday morning

Rather humid tonight and on Saturday. Damaging wind gusts and heavy rainfall the main threats with storms.
Published: Jul. 18, 2021 at 6:44 AM CDT|Updated: 29 minutes ago
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The heat is on across North Central Wisconsin. Warm and humid this evening with a chance of storms in the far north before midnight. A better risk of storms, some which could be strong, well after midnight into early Saturday morning. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible, along with heavy rainfall of 1″ or more in some locations, which could lead to localized flooding for a time. Lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Strong storms are anticipated well after midnight into Saturday morning from Highway 10 on north.
Strong storms are anticipated well after midnight into Saturday morning from Highway 10 on north.(WSAW)
The storms will taper off south and east of Wausau on Saturday morning.
The storms will taper off south and east of Wausau on Saturday morning.(WSAW)
Storms will start to move across the Northwoods overnight.
Storms will start to move across the Northwoods overnight.(WSAW)
Storms could be rolling through around and after daybreak.
Storms could be rolling through around and after daybreak.(WSAW)
Storms should end by mid-morning.
Storms should end by mid-morning.(WSAW)

The showers and storms will wind down by mid-morning on Saturday, with clouds gradually giving way to sunshine around midday or early in the afternoon. Then it will be hot and steamy with highs rising into the mid 80s to around 90.

Early storms then some sun, hot and humid on Saturday.
Early storms then some sun, hot and humid on Saturday.(WSAW)

It will remain rather warm on Sunday but noticeably less humid. Highs to wrap up the weekend in the upper 80s.

Highs will be well into the 80s to near 90 with heat index values a bit higher.
Highs will be well into the 80s to near 90 with heat index values a bit higher.(WSAW)

The above-average temperatures will continue for the new work week. A fair amount of sunshine on Monday, very warm, and humid. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. There is a risk of storms later Monday night and for the day on Tuesday. Some storms on Tuesday might be strong to severe with damaging winds, hail, and heavy rainfall the main threats. Some sunshine when there aren’t storms around on Tuesday with highs in the mid 80s. Partly cloudy, still hot, and muggy on Wednesday with highs close to 90. A bit cooler on Thursday with more sun than clouds and daytime temps topping out in the mid 80s. Partly sunny on Friday with a chance of showers or storms. High in the low to mid 80s.

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