A warm and muggy start to Tuesday with big changes ahead!
Temperatures are still in the 70s with high humidity making it feel very sticky outside. Winds will be breezy out of the south and southeast today helping to bring more warm and humid air into the region. We are watching a line of showers and thunderstorms moving into Wisconsin bringing the threat of heavy rain, small hail, and frequent lightning. We will continue to monitor the progress of these storms.
Highs this afternoon will rise into the middle 80s, but it will feel more like the 90s with the humidity factored in as well. It will not be a total washout today with just scattered showers and storms possible but it will be a good idea to have an umbrella throughout the day just so you are prepared for any changing weather. Here in Western Wisconsin, the better threat of severe weather will hold off until the later afternoon and evening as the cold front arrives with the most favorable area being our southern counties. There is still some uncertainty in regards to strength of redevelopment of some of the storms later today so stay tuned on air and online. Any late day storms that form could produce large hail and strong winds.
Once the front passes it will turn much more pleasant into Wednesday. High pressure will be arriving from the northwest, allowing for a mostly sunny sky and highs in the lower 80s. Humidity levels will be dropping off, thanks to dew points that should be gradually dropping back into the 50s. It will be very breezy with west winds of 10-20 miles per hour helping to quickly usher in some drier and cooler air.
The weather will remain quiet through the end of the week, and final days of the month. Thursday will feature plenty of sunshine, while a few clouds may be around on Friday. Temperatures will warm again back into the mid 80s, and by Friday it will likely become a bit more humid again. Into the weekend scattered storm chances will return, but at this point it's too early to say how significant any of this rain may be. For now, keep the weekend plans going as much of the time looks dry, but the first weekend of August also looks quite warm.
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