Saturday October 22, 2016 Updated: 10:00 PM
After a sunny and beautiful start to the weekend we can expect more great weather for the second half of the weekend. Enjoy these nice conditions while they last... cooler temps. as well as some rain will arrive during the work week.
Thanks to all of that sunshine temperatures this afternoon topped out in the mid and upper 60's for several spots across western Wisconsin. Winds today were light from the south and southwest, helping to push afternoon highs up even more. High pressure kept the skies clear today and is moving to our east, toward the Great Lakes. Overnight we'll see mostly clear skies and temperatures will fall due to calm winds and the sparse cloud cover. Early morning lows will be in the upper 30's and low 40's across the region. The rest of the weekend is looking nice. Perfect weather to be outside for fall activities, or to continue that yard clean up now that many of the leaves are dropping more quickly.
There will be a few clouds Sunday but temperatures will again top out in the upper 50's and 60's. The sunshine will carry over to the start of the work 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 the arrival of wet weather next week. Low pressure is expected to develop in the Plains and slowly track to our south late Tuesday into Wednesday. Rain chances increase during this time with below normal temperatures expected. Wednesday looks to be the coolest day of next week with highs in the 40's and low 50's. That looks to be the wettest day as well. A few lingering showers remain on Thursday as temperatures warm up slightly. We'll finally see the return of dry weather as we wrap up the work week and head into next weekend. The fall-like pattern will persist with highs in the 50's. Have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy the sunshine!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams