This morning will start off cool, cloudy and with some foggy patches. Especially in low areas. Keep that in mind if you have early morning travel plans. Lows will be in the mid 50's to lower 60's across western Wisconsin. But we'll warm up quickly. Expect afternoon highs as much as 10 degrees warmer today than Saturday.
The cloud cover won't last too long. The second half of this last weekend of August will feature mostly sunny skies and even warmer temperatures. Today we'll see highs in the 80's for most! Starting off with a few clouds and even a few areas of fog, as mentioned earlier. By late morning it will begin to clear up and warm up. A perfect day for outdoor activities with highs in the low to mid 80's and plenty of sunshine as an area of high pressure to our southwest takes hold. Dew points in the 60's today will make it feel a bit muggy as well. Winds will be from the south around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Today begins a long stretch of very warm and humid weather. We are by no means done with summer yet!
Mostly sunny and warm on Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 80's once again. A weak disturbance could bring some added clouds into the area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Right now it's looking dry for most of us, but we can't totally out-rule a stray shower or thunderstorms. The better chances for that appear to be to the west in Minnesota and far northwest Wisconsin.
The heat continues to build as the week goes on. Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days with highs nearing 90°. That's well above average for the start of September when highs are usually in the mid to upper 70's across the region. This week is shaping up to be our longest stretch of summer heat and humidity of the whole season.
- Federal meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.
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