First Alert Weather: Pleasant mid-week weather before rain & storms arrive at the end of the week

Mostly sunny and hazy skies on tap for Wednesday. Tracking chances for showers and storms arriving Friday through the weekend.
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Published: Sep. 14, 2022 at 6:55 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2022 at 5:52 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Hazy sky appearance due to smoke from wildfires in western United States being tracked into the upper air and moving into much of the Great Lakes region Wednesday and Thursday. Smoke will be high enough where surface air quality won’t be affected. The haze will make for beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Hazy skies Wednesday and Thursday due to smoke being transported to the area from out west from...
Hazy skies Wednesday and Thursday due to smoke being transported to the area from out west from Wildfires. Air quality not affected.(WSAW)

The end of the work week and the upcoming weekend features chances for rain once again, but understand these chances do not mean a washout forecast, nor does it mean rain will be occurring in every location between Thursday and Sunday. A low-pressure system will extend a warm front through the region Thursday. Expect a spike in the muggy meter to begin and continure throughout the daytime hours. Showers or storms will be possible ahead of the front, but remaining limited to the far North of Wisconsin by the evening hours. Highs will warm near 80.

Showers or thunderstorms will develop in Northern Wisconsin ahead of a lifting front Thursday...
Showers or thunderstorms will develop in Northern Wisconsin ahead of a lifting front Thursday evening(WSAW)
Mugginess will be increasing heading into Thursday and stick around throughout the weekend.
Mugginess will be increasing heading into Thursday and stick around throughout the weekend.(WSAW)

Clouds increasing throughout Friday. Some showers remaining in Northern Wisconsin for Friday morning, but will expand in coverage area to the south later in the day. Friday afternoon may feature scattered showers across Central Wisconsin as a low-pressure approaches the state. A few storms will be likely to occur at some point during the evening or nighttime hours of Friday into Saturday. Plan for muggy weather Friday with highs in the 80s.

Showers will try to move into the area throughout Friday, but likely arrive by the late...
Showers will try to move into the area throughout Friday, but likely arrive by the late afternoon or evening.(WSAW)
Scattered showers or storms will be possible in the area by Friday evening
Scattered showers or storms will be possible in the area by Friday evening(WSAW)

A cold front will slowly track through the region over the upcoming weekend of September 17-18th, likely on Saturday. Chances for showers or storms to develop ahead of the front Saturday, but once again, rain will be on and off. Depending on the timing of the front and the weather environment when the front arrives, storms could pose a severe threat. Given the weather system is a few days out, the forecast can still undergo changes, but storms look likely to develop during the evening hours on Saturday and linger into Sunday morning. Muggy with highs in the low to mid-80s Saturday. Falling temperatures possible for Sunday in wake of the cold front.

A cold front will trigger thunderstorms over the weekend.
A cold front will trigger thunderstorms over the weekend.(WSAW)

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