A beautiful day ahead...enjoy it now because changes arrive tonight!
High pressure has been in control of our weather and will slowly be moving out to our east. It is still the dominating feature keeping us dry, but we will see a shift in the winds. Today expect more of a south wind helping to bring a little more moisture into the air. It will still be very comfortable with dewpoints in the upper 50s and low 60s and highs around 80. Similar to yesterday, the afternoon could see some clouds moving back in but no rain until very late tonight. More specifically it appears the rain chances return after midnight under a mostly cloudy sky. The increased cloud cover and moisture will keep temperatures in the low 60s, a bit milder than what we woke up to this morning.
The chance for rain showers will stick around into Friday, although the entire day will not be wet. Temperatures will stay below average in the mid and upper 70s thanks to the cloud cover with a breezy south wind of 10-15mph. Today and tonight will really be the first chances at measurable rain in about a week...which is good news since we are almost an inch below average in terms of monthly rainfall in Eau Claire.
Another round of more "summer-like" temperatures early this weekend as highs creep above average into the mid 80s. The good news is that it looks like Saturday should stay dry! Perfect weather for the beach, pool or to enjoy the World Lumberjack Championships in Hayward! It will also feel more humid Friday and Saturday, but will not be as oppressive as earlier this week.
Sunday a few more showers and storms may return as another front slides down from the north. Currently the highest chances look to come in the late afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures will have already started to come down, and with highs in the 70s, we will again go cooler than average right into the start of next week. A large upper trough will grab hold of the Great Lakes, where the heart of the coolest air will reside.. but it will also drop our temperatures about 5-10 degrees below long term averages yet again in what has been a rather cool July for the state.