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July 3, 2015 Updated: 3:00 PM

If you're heading out of town today for the holiday weekend, expect hazy sunshine for this afternoon and evening. High temperatures will top out around 80 degrees today. A weak cold front will start to slide in from the north shortly and may touch off some scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly north of Eau Claire. A few isolated showers or thunderstorms that hold on could have some impact on the Chippewa Valley this evening.

Tonight, after the shot of a shower or storm early, skies will clear overnight. Some areas of patchy fog will once again be possible to start your Saturday, especially in low areas. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees. Winds will be light from the southwest and west. Leading to some of that fog development.

Overall, the 4th of July weekend is looking fantastic for your outdoor plans! From parades and festivals to your backyard cookouts and the fireworks, the weather looks beautiful! That's great news for the Chippewa Valley Air Show this weekend as well. Skies will turn partly cloudy in the afternoon with highs climbing into the 80s on Saturday. It'll also turn a bit muggy too. The one hitch to the Independence Day weather is the slight possibility of an isolated showers or thunderstorm in the afternoon. This will be more likely in Minnesota and down into the Coulee Region. But in general, for the vast majority of us, we will be dry for Independence Day.

The weekend continues to look great into Sunday. Expect mostly sunny skies and winds to pick up out of the south. That will increase the humidity and the temperatures across Western Wisconsin. Be sure to stay hydrated and stay cool if you outdoors for long periods of time. Also be sure to wear sunscreen as well.

A cold front will approach and increase clouds Sunday night. Rain and storms will be likely late Sunday night into Monday. This will bring some cooler and drier air to the region for early next week. Highs will only be in the 70s and lows will be back into the 50s. Temperatures recover back into the 80s by Thursday.

You can stay up to date on the forecast for this holiday weekend and keep tabs on the radar anytime here on WEAU.COM and on SkyWarn 24/7 Weather.

Have a great weekend and have a happy 4th of July!


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