LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
*SUNSHINE AND WARM FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND, RAIN AND COOLER TEMPS. ARRIVE FOR THE WORK WEEK.*
We can expect areas of fog mixed with that haze here in Western Wisconsin overnight as temperatures cool into the upper 50's and low 60's.
On Sunday the ridge will be moving to our east while a front drops southward from Canada and into the Northern Plains. A low pressure system is forecast to develop along the front and move our way by Monday. Latest indications continue to support a dry day for most of us on Sunday. Sunshine may mix with some clouds by later in the day while southerly winds return. This will lead to climbing dew points and a more humid day with highs in the mid 80's. Conditions look warm but nice for the last day of the Big Rig Truck Show in Chippewa Falls.
Rain and storm chances will then ramp up overnight Sunday into Monday. The low is forecast to slide through the area on Monday with a better chance to see more numerous showers and storms which would be great news with the drier weather many places have been reporting so far this month. For now the heavier amounts of rain look to favor the Coulee Region. Most of the day looks cloudy, this will lead to a cooler day with highs in the mid 70's. The low is then forecast to move away at night, with an upper trough to follow into Tuesday. This shift in the upper pattern will likely bring at least some short term relief from the very warm pattern we've been in for over a week now. The upper trough could bring a few spotty showers on Tuesday, otherwise it will be drier with clouds and sunshine.
Highs next Tuesday should remain in the 70's with a slow warm up to follow. Both Wednesday and Thursday will feature plenty of sunshine as temperatures rise back to around 80. A system will slide through for the final day of the work week bringing rain and humidity Friday. Highs will remain around 80 however. The start of next weekend looks dry but warm. Saturday expect highs back above average, in the mid 80's.