First Alert Weather: Showers and thunderstorms possible Wednesday night

A trailing cold front to spark showers and storms Wednesday night. Expect a temperature drop Thursday.
First Alert Weather
Published: Aug. 24, 2022 at 8:41 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2022 at 8:05 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Cold air will overtake a stationary front sitting north of the state and move southeast as a cold front producing showers and thunderstorms in some areas. Showers and thunderstorms will slowly move southeast the during the evening from the north. Light scattered showers or a possible thunderstorm may linger around Thursday morning, but majority of the rain is expected to fall Wednesday.

Wet weather could be delayed if the cold front moves in at a slower pace or the front remains stationary longer than expected. Regardless, showers and thunderstorms will arrive in the area at some point Wednesday evening and night. Make sure to bring the rain gear if you plan to be outdoors during this time.

Showers and thunderstorms to moves in from the NW with a pressure system and front. Heavy...
Showers and thunderstorms to moves in from the NW with a pressure system and front. Heavy rainfall is possible in some spots.(WSAW)
Heavy rainfall is possible within thunderstorms moving through the state
Heavy rainfall is possible within thunderstorms moving through the state(WSAW)

Severe weather is not expected to occur. Though, thunderstorms could produce pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall. Rain accumulations could exceed 1 inch in spots, especially south of HWY 29 Wednesday night. With the realtively dry weather recently, the ground should have no problem soaking it right up. Flooding is not a concern. Although, some street flooding is possible in areas that typically experience issues with rain.

Some lingering showers possible Thursday.
Some lingering showers possible Thursday.(WSAW)
A temperature drop heading into Thursday as a cold front moves through mid-work week
A temperature drop heading into Thursday as a cold front moves through mid-work week(WSAW)

Wet weather will linger around for much of Thursday. Light periodic showers at times with a possible thunderstorms. Temperatures will drop for Thursday; highs around the low to mid 70s. Sunny skies will make a return Friday to kick off the weekend. Temperatures warm back into the low 80s. Rain chances may creep up in the weekend forecast for Sunday.