LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
*A FEW MORE NICE, COMFORTABLE DAYS BEFORE RAIN LATER THIS WEEK*
Another sun-filled day is in the forecast today but with an upper trough to our northeast we are likely to see scattered cumulus clouds pop with afternoon heating. Winds will be lighter and it will be a great day to spend outside with highs in the upper 70's. The high will then slowly begin moving to our east by Wednesday, allowing winds to shift to the east and southeast through the day. After another clear and cool night, more sunshine will be around on Wednesday. Some high clouds are likely to start increasing over the area as the next weather system organizes to our west. Highs will be in the low 80's.
An upper trough will begin developing, carving out over the area and to the east Thursday and Friday. This will provide support for a low pressure system that will come together in the Plains while moving east. The low will spread more clouds over Wisconsin into early Thursday while rain gradually arrives. The timing could still change some but for now it looks to be more of a late afternoon event, continuing into the night. The clouds and rising chance for some rain will impact temperatures, which look to top out in the mid 70's. The low is forecast to move through Western Wisconsin Thursday night, slowly moving to our east into Friday. More rain is likely, and though a few thunderstorms are possible, they are expected to be isolated. Friday will continue with more clouds and at least scattered rain which may begin to wrap up by later in the day. Temperatures will remain cooler than average, in the 70's. Total rainfall currently looks to be in the half inch to one inch rain for the event. Unfortunately the timing coincides with Country Jam so ticket holders are going to need to plan for at least some wet weather.
Improvements are then expected moving forward into this next weekend. The low will continue to exit with weak high pressure returning. This should lead to some dry weather for both Saturday and Sunday. There may still be some clouds around to start off, but more sunshine is forecast going into Sunday. Temperatures will start to rise again, returning to the lower 80's.