First Alert Weather: Basking in sunshine, elevated fire danger
Plenty of sun to end the work week and it is going to stay dry for the Memorial Day weekend. Chances of rain are slim until next week.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - It was a frosty start in parts of the Northwoods on Thursday morning as readings dipped back into the low to mid 30s. No less, late May sunshine helped to boost temperatures during Thursday afternoon well into the 60s to around 70. If you like bright and comfortably warm weather, more is on tap for the next several days. The good news, this will be one of those rare “summer” holiday weekends with dry weather from start to finish. The bad news, there will be an elevated fire danger. The next chance of showers or a storm might not be until the middle of next week.
Keep those sunglasses handy, and if you are going to be spending a lot of time outside during the next few days the sunblock and hat won’t be a bad idea either. A Freeze Warning is in effect from late tonight to Friday morning for Vilas & Forest Counties, and a Frost Advisory for Price, Oneida, Lincoln & Langlade Counties. If you have temperatures sensitive plants outside, cover them or bring them indoors for the night. Mainly clear and comfortable conditions into Thursday evening as temps will sip back from the 60s to near 70 late in the afternoon, back into the 50s and 40s by midnight, and slide back to the low to mid 30s in the north by daybreak Friday, while in the upper 30s to low to mid 40s in Central Wisconsin.
Wall-to-wall sunshine for the big travel day on Friday. Afternoon temps topping out in the low to mid 70s.
Sunshine will be around for the entire holiday weekend. Mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 70s Saturday, mid to upper 70s on Sunday. Memorial Day on Monday also features good weather for outdoor activities. It will be a bit warmer with highs in the upper 70s to around 80.
Next week will keep the dry weather going for Tuesday with a fair amount of sun and warm. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Ending May on Wednesday, partly sunny, warm, and a bit more humid. There is a chance of isolated showers or a storm. Highs in the mid 80s. Next Thursday, June 1, also the start of Meteorological Summer, will have a mix of sun and clouds, along with a risk of showers or a storm. Highs in the low 80s.
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