August 31, 2016 Updated: 11:40 PM
Another quiet night in the Chippewa Valley, but some clouds are beginning to fill in from the north. These could impact temperatures tonight if they stick around. Currently I'm expecting temperatures to drop down into the mid 50's by morning but there will again be some 40's in those normally cooler spots.
Thursday brings the start of September, and school for many kids. The weather will not be a factor, instead we can expect another nice day in Western Wisconsin. The day may start off with scattered clouds but there will be some sunshine as well. Some extra clouds may again arrive into the afternoon with a northeast wind. Temperatures won't warm quite as much, with highs in the low to mid 70's. Friday and Saturday both look to be filled with sunshine. By then, the high center will be to our northeast and into the Great Lakes, eventually allowing the flow to turn back more to the south. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70's.
The second half of the holiday weekend will start to bring some changes our way. We will be watching the next cold front cross the Plains and slowly head east. The southerly flow out ahead of the front will gradually pump up a warmer and more humid air mass back into the Upper Midwest. Sunday will still be mainly dry, but by late in the day we could see a shower or storm sneak into the area. Highs will be in the upper 70's. Current timing still looks to favor Labor Day and beyond for the higher chance of at least scattered showers and storms. There of course is still some uncertainty in this forecast, so if you do have weather dependent plans, make sure to check back in over the next few days for any possible changes. Right now temperatures look to warm back above 80 with higher humidity both Monday and Tuesday, along with those storm chances.
-Meteorologist Darren Maier