First Alert Weather: Splendid poolside forecast to end the work week

Comfy and sunny weather Thursday & Friday. Severe weather is highly likely for Saturday.
Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 6:39 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2022 at 7:15 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Comfortable, sunny, and breezy weather in stock Thursday and Friday. Weather conditions turn hot and muggy for the first half of the weekend. Severe storms Saturday is highly likely as a weather maker moves in.

Splendid weather for Thursday. Lots of sunshine.
Splendid weather for Thursday. Lots of sunshine.(WSAW)

Sunny and warmer Thursday with highs in the low to mid-80s. But low dew points and breeze out of the northwest will feel splendid. A touch of humidity for Friday. Highs turn hotter in the mid to upper 80s. A chance for a light and brief rain shower before sunrise Friday, but mostly sunny skies will be in store for much of the day.

Turning very muggy for the weekend
Turning very muggy for the weekend(WSAW)
A frontal system will sit over the state Saturday. A warm front flows hot and muggy air to the...
A frontal system will sit over the state Saturday. A warm front flows hot and muggy air to the state. Then a cold front moves in and will produce severe thunderstorms.(WSAW)

Tracking likely chances for severe weather Saturday as a frontal system sets up over the Badger State. A warm front lifts into the area will push hot and humid conditions. Highs likely hitting the 90s for much of the region. Increasing dew points near the low 70s will feel tropical. Thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front moving in from the west Saturday afternoon. Storms will enter a prime environment for severe storms. The chance for severe storms to develop in the area is highly likely. Timing taking place between late afternoon into the evening.

Severe storms likely to develop Saturday afternoon- evening
Severe storms likely to develop Saturday afternoon- evening(WSAW)
Storm Prediction center has put much of the state under an enhanced risk (a level 3 out of 5)...
Storm Prediction center has put much of the state under an enhanced risk (a level 3 out of 5) on Saturday.(WSAW)

Main threats will be damaging gusts, large hail, heavy rain, and isolated tornadoes. If you have outdoor plans Saturday, make sure you have ways to recieve weather warnings, and have a plan to find indoor shelter in the event of severe storms.

Numerous severe storms likely to develop Saturday
Numerous severe storms likely to develop Saturday(WSAW)

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