First Alert Weather: Continued dry to end the work week, some wet weather possible during the weekend
Not as chilly Thursday night into Friday morning. Pleasant weather Friday. Some much need rain in parts of the area this weekend.
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Although a frosty start on Thursday, afternoon temps rebounded with sunshine into the 70s. Not as chilly going into Friday morning but the quiet weather will stick around to end the work week. We could all use some rain and a cold front on Saturday will spark scattered showers and storms from the midday into the early evening hours. Additional chances of showers or a storm next week on Monday and Tuesday.
High pressure remains locked in across the western Great Lakes and will provide tranquil and cool conditions Thursday night into Friday morning. The risk of frost is only a small chance in the coldest spots in the north overnight into early Friday, while the rest of the region should bottom out in the mid to upper 40s.
Sunny to partly cloudy on Friday with afternoon temps topping out in the mid 70s to around 80.
The latest drought monitor shows that much of the area is abnormally dry, while a moderate drought has developed in the southern parts of the area and the southern third of Wisconsin. We certainly could use some rain and a cold front will attempt to bring showers and a few storms to the region on Saturday. Saturday may start off with some sun but clouds will be more common as the day goes along. Scattered showers and storms are anticipated from midday into the early evening as the cold front drop south. Highs on Saturday in the low to mid 70s.
Showers may linger in the southern and eastern parts of the area Sunday morning, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Low pressure will be tracking to our south on Sunday but swing north and northwest back toward Lake Michigan Monday into early Tuesday. This brings the return of clouds with showers possible on Monday and maybe an isolated storm. The showers may linger into Tuesday morning, then some clearing takes place for the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s on Monday and in the mid 70s on Tuesday.
Partly cloudy Wednesday and next Thursday with a chance of afternoon storms both days. Highs in the low 80s.
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