August 28, 2016 Updated: 6:35 PM
It has been a warm and humid day in the Chippewa Valley and the evening won't see much change. Temperatures reached into the lower 80's, while average highs this time of year are in the upper 70's. The warmest weather of this next week will be with us tomorrow, before temperatures cool off as we head towards the start of meteorological fall later this week.
Tonight will start off mainly clear but overnight we may start to see some clouds move in from the west. I'm expecting some thunderstorms to develop well to our west, while some of these clouds arrive by early Monday. It will remain warm, with lows only in the mid 60's. Areas of fog will also be possible late at night.
Monday will continue to feel very much like summer, with a mix of clouds and sunshine along with higher humidity. Dew points will again be hovering near 70, while temperatures reach back into the 80's. A weak front will be approaching from the west, and could bring a few scattered storms to Western Wisconsin into the afternoon, but our best chance to see a bit of rain may hold off until night, when the front actually slides through the area. The front will continue to then move to the south into Tuesday, bringing an end to any rain chances.
Tuesday will still be on the warmer side, but it will be the start of some changes that are going to become more apparent later into the week. The day will bring a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the low 80's. Dew points will start dropping, though it may still be a touch humid.
High pressure will then begin to take hold from the north, and will bring a beautiful stretch of weather for the second half of this week, right into the first days of September and the start of meteorological fall. Wednesday will be mostly sunny and comfortable with highs in the mid to upper 70's.. exactly where temperatures should be for the time of year. We will also see dew points dropping down through the 50's and more comfortable weather that will continue for the rest of the week. As the kids head back to school for the start of the new year, the weather looks great! Thursday will be sunny and nice with highs in the mid 70's. The great weather will also carry through Friday, with little change expected.
Going into the holiday weekend the large high will slowly be shifting to our east, allowing for a gradual warm up. Saturday still looks dry with a mainly sunny sky and highs near 80. The next front may then begin to arrive by next Sunday with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm, again with highs near 80.
-Meteorologist Darren Maier