Some sun mixed with clouds for this last Saturday of summer. It warmed up some across our region, afternoon highs in the 70s for many areas. Winds a little breezy from the west and northwest today.
Dry weather will hold through the late afternoon, but then we'll be watching for a line of showers and storms to approach from the northwest. Several counties in Minnesota under Severe Thunderstorm Watches for this evening. Some counties in western Wisconsin could be added later this evening. This will be with a secondary cold front and could produce a few heavier downpours with any storms. A few could be on the strong side but most of the storms should be weakening some as they work their way into our area. The timing looks to be later this evening -- generally between around 8-9 pm.
Damaging winds, some hail and lightning are all possible with these storms. Rain totals do not look to be too much of a factor at this time. The passing of these storms will mainly be an overnight event. Once they move off to the east, temperatures will be dropping some, making for a cooler start on Sunday.
It will be a dry finish to the weekend, but noticeably cooler with highs back in the 60s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a light breeze from the northwest.
Next week is also looking very quiet with mostly dry conditions and another gradual warming trend. The main weather driver will be high pressure to our east, but this will be a large system, influencing the weather into the central U.S. We will be on the warmer side and with a southerly flow, expect temperatures to rise back into the 70s. By around Wednesday we may see a few weak disturbances try to sneak in from the west, bringing the chance of showers, otherwise the dry weather will hold and by late in the week we may actually be flirting with 80 degree temperatures once again.
Be sure to tune into WEAU tonight for the full SkyWarn13 forecast and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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