Sunny day, chance of storms this evening

SkyWarn 13 Forecast

August 2, 2014 Updated: 6:00 AM

A nice start to our Saturday morning, outside of patchy fog, expect plenty of sunshine going through the noon hour. Like most days this past work week, we will again have the chance of isolated thunderstorms to develop with afternoon heating. Any storms that form will likely be slow movers and could produce heavy rainfall and hail. Outside of this slim chance, expect a warm and slightly humid afternoon with readings in the 80's. So, bottom line for outdoor plans.. they should be a go.. including Summer Fest downtown.. just keep your eyes to the sky and dress for summer weather.

Tomorrow we'll be watching a weak cold front across Southern Canada spill southward into Minnesota and eventually Northern Wisconsin. This will bring better chances for afternoon and evening storms in the Chippewa Valley. The morning hours will be dry, and we'll get some sunshine too.. leading to highs again in the 80's.. The severe threat looks to be low at this time, but some heavy rainfall would be likely in any storms.

The pattern remains a bit stormy into early next week as the front only slowly moves further south Monday and Tuesday. This will provide more scattered storm chances, especially on Monday. The movement of the front will have to be watched, but for now it looks to slowly push south Tuesday and Wednesday with diminishing rain chances. Temperatures will also be gradually cooling during this time period, though overall we should still end up being pretty close to average.

Enjoy your weekend!