Friday October 21, 2016 Updated: 4:45 PM
Temperatures topping out in the low to mid 50's this afternoon for most of western Wisconsin. Much of the day has featured sunshine but we've seen some clouds move in this evening that will stick around tonight keeping temperatures slightly above average. The sunshine returns for the weekend along with warmer temperatures but there is some rain in the forecast.
If you are hoping for a warmer and dry weekend, then you will like the forecast. Winds will be shifting to the southeast and south as the high center moves to our east, into the Great Lakes. This flow will allow warmer air to arrive from the south, bringing us back above normal, but not to the levels we've seen many times already this month. Instead, highs look to be around 60° with a good amount of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. It will be a nice weekend to be outside for fall activities, or to continue that yard clean up now that many of the leaves are dropping more quickly.
The nice, quiet weather should continue into the start of next week, but temperatures look to start falling off again. It will be a touch cooler on Monday, still with some sunshine and highs in the 50's. There is now better agreement with respect to our next rain-maker next week. Low pressure is expected to develop in the Plains and slowly track to our south Tuesday into Wednesday. Rain chances increase during this time with below normal temperatures expected. We'll finally see the return of dry weather as we wrap up the work week with continued cool temperatures. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams