First Alert Weather: Warm start to the new month
Much needed rainfall arrives later this week.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - The month of October will end on a very warm note throughout central Wisconsin, with high temps in the 60s for Monday. Overall, temperatures will continue to slowly climb from day-to-day the next several days, with eventually some 70s popping up on the central Wisconsin landscape Tuesday and especially Wednesday and Thursday.
The jet stream will take a dip into the Upper Midwest Thursday night and Friday, which will bring in some cooler temperatures for the weekend, but more importantly, will bring in some much needed chances for some rainfall. Most of central Wisconsin was listed Moderate (or Severe) Drought as of the last update late last week, and any rain that falls in the next few weeks, will still have a chance to get into the soil and help alleviate the very dry conditions just before winter arrives.
Showers (rain) will be expected throughout the day Friday, with scattered showers continuing into the first day of the weekend. While temps cool significantly and drop into the lower 50s for highs by then, that will still be a few degrees above average for this time of year.
The longer-term forecast for Election Day and beyond, continues to show a much bigger cool down with some rain showers mixing with snow showers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, as highs slide from the 50s early next week, to the upper 30s by day after Election Day next week.
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