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First Alert Weather: Up & down temperatures ahead

Summer heat will be on tap for the weekend, followed by a cool down to start autumn
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 8:13 AM CDT|Updated: 3 hours ago
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Temperatures on a roller coaster ride over the next several days. Record-breaking temperatures are possible this Sunday as temperatures return to the mid-80s before a big dip heading into the first day of fall.

Up and down temperatures for the next several times. We'll see the 80s this weekend, and jump...
Up and down temperatures for the next several times. We'll see the 80s this weekend, and jump right into the first day of fall with temperatures in the 60s.(WSAW)

A cold front will shift across North Central Wisconsin this morning. Clouds with scattered showers and some thunderstorms to start the day for areas in the Northwoods. But storms weakening heading throughout the morning.

A cold front will spark scattered showers and storms Friday morning.
A cold front will spark scattered showers and storms Friday morning.(WSAW)

As the cold front dips southeastward, some isolated showers will occur across Central Wisconsin. Heading into the afternoon, showers will be followed by some clearing with sunshine making an appearance. A little cooler with highs in the mid 70s.

Showers will become more spotty by mid morning Friday.
Showers will become more spotty by mid morning Friday.(WSAW)

The last weekend of summer will start off with beautiful conditions on Saturday. A good amount of sunshine with afternoon temperatures rising into the upper 70s. Summer heat is on tap for Sunday with a southerly wind and temperatures that may challenge record highs. The record to beat in Wausau is 86°, set back in 1940. With a mix of sun and clouds, highs are expected to be in the low to mid 80s.

More humid later this weekend into the early part of next week.
More humid later this weekend into the early part of next week.(WSAW)

Continued warm and a bit humid on Monday with more sun than clouds. Highs again in the mid 80s. In case you are wondering, the record high on Monday for Wausau is 89° set in 1908. Needless to say, that will probably remain in the record books for another year.

The next weather maker arrives late Monday night into Tuesday. This will be a strong cold front, ushering in cooler and less humid air into the region. Showers and scattered storms are possible Monday night into early Tuesday. Then behind the front, mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers. Noticeably cooler with daytime temperatures in the mid 70s. Partly to mostly cloudy on Wednesday and cool with highs near 60. Some sunshine on Thursday and a bit warmer as highs rebound into the upper 60s.

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