The low beams will come in handy this morning, but by this afternoon we may need an umbrella!
Mainly clear skies and milder temperatures for this final morning in July. Patchy dense fog is being reported and could reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile at times, so be prepared and use those headlights even once the sun is up. Once the fog lifts, we will see some sunshine with the chance for showers and storms returning this afternoon. Overall, the chance for rain and thunder will be isolated but similar to yesterday, we could see a stronger storm or two so keep an eye on the sky, and we will keep you posted on air and right here at WEAU.com. Don't forget, that you can always keep track of the storms with our interactive radar with the link on the right.
The rain and thunder should taper off tonight leaving us with temperatures in the 50s under a partly cloudy sky with calm winds. Friday will be very similar to today, but may be more active with more widespread showers and storms possible through the afternoon. The day will start with sunshine but could end with periods of heavy rain, which we actually need as July is about 1" below average, in Eau Claire.
The weekend is looking pretty nice to spend some time outside and the typical hot and humid "dog days" of August should remain at bay. Yes, it will be warming up some and humidity should be a bit higher, but nothing out of the ordinary. Saturday will feature plenty of sunshine and Sunday should too, but depending on the timing of the next front to the north, we could see a few storms sneak in late in the day. Chances look to improve Monday as the front slowly pushes across. Some rain chances may linger into the middle of the week as temperatures gradually fall back into the cooler 70s.