Lots of sunshine today and warm temperatures to wrap up this 4th of July weekend. This evening we'll see some increased clouds ahead of a storm system moving in early Monday morning.
Afternoon highs in the lower to mid 80's, a couple of degrees above average for this time of year. Winds have been brisk from the south bringing in humid and warm air.
Tonight clouds will increase as a cold front approaches with the next storm system to impact our area. A chance of rain and storms late tonight and early Monday. Some of the storms to the west have had heavy rain at times and gusty winds. Good news, the line of storms looks to weaken a bit as it moves into western Wisconsin early Monday morning.
Winds from the south, around 10 miles per hour, along with the added moisture temperatures overnight will hover around 70 degrees. The storms look to arrive in western Wisconsin around 3am Monday. Expect thunder and lightning as well as the possibility of damaging winds, heavy rain and some hail. We'll continue to monitor this event tonight and tomorrow.
Rain totals for Monday should be around an inch to an inch and a half for most of the region. Some areas may report higher amounts with imbedded heavy showers in some of the storms. Monday afternoon is when the storms could intensify slightly before exiting late Monday night. Also that system will cool things off a bit, highs will only be in the mid to upper 70' for the first couple of days this work week. Dryer air will follow that front bringing dew points down to more comfortable levels.
A warming trend will begin mid week. Temperatures will gradually warm up back into the 80's as well as some increased clouds by the end of the work week. Finally, next weekend looks to be warm but wet. A slight chance of storms return for next Saturday and Sunday along with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's.
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