July 24, 2016 Updated: 9:30 AM
A few scattered storms overnight as a cold front swept through the area. We're seeing some cloud cover this morning but the skies will be clearing today with plenty of sunshine expected for the second half of the weekend. Or next chance of rain comes in the middle of the work week.
After a break from the heat and humidity Saturday we'll see the return of warmer weather this afternoon. Sunny skies will warm temperatures back into the 80's later today. Humidity levels will be noticeable but not oppressive... dew points in the 60's for most of the region. Winds today will be steady from the west/northwest around 8 to 15 miles per hour. Overnight we'll have clear skies and cooler temperatures tan we've seen lately, in the low to mid 60's across western Wisconsin.
A more zonal flow looks to take hold the first half of the work week. This means a quieter and more typical start to the last week of July. High temperatures currently look to hold in the low/mid 80's along with dry weather and sunny skies both Monday and Tuesday. Storm chances look to return late Tuesday into Wednesday. We'll have to be mindful as that system develops, there may be a chance for some severe weather. The following days look to feature at least some wet weather. Some locations in or area may see storms Thursday through Saturday at some point in the day. None of these days look to be washouts, just occasional scattered showers. No real major storm system looks to impact western Wisconsin during those days. Some good news, for the final days of July the flow will be more from the northeast. That means we can expect comfortable temperatures as w head toward the weekend... around 80 degrees for afternoon highs.
Have a great rest of the weekend!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams