The last couple days of spring will feel a lot like summer. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today and a south breeze will get us to a high temp near 80. Tonight into Thursday morning we could see a few pop up showers across the Chippewa Valley as it stays mild with lows near 60. Thursday brings a mix of sun and clouds and the south breeze continues to bring in the warmer air. Temps by the afternoon will be into the lower and middle 80s. With the warmer air also comes more instability in the atmosphere, so some showers and thunderstorms are possible.
The summer season officially starts at 12:04 am Friday, and the first day of summer is going to be a warm one. Highs will be in the middle 80s and there is still that chance for some showers and thunderstorms. Humidity and the dew points will also be on the rise, so prepare for some sticky conditions by the end of the workweek and this upcoming weekend.
A trough of low pressure will set up over the Rockies the rest of this workweek and going into the weekend. Areas of low pressure will work through that trough and then get ejected toward the Upper Midwest and Wisconsin. That’s why we could have some showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. But overall it’s the warm and humid weather that we’ll be dealing with this weekend. Highs will be in the upper 80s, close to 90, and the heat index will be in the 90s, so the air conditioner will get it's work in.
- "Learning the changes of habit in drought could help us know what will happen as it gets warmer and drier," said Kostecke, a bird expert and associate director of conservation, research and planning at the Nature Conservancy in Texas.