A few isolated showers and weak thunderstorms once again in parts of the region this evening, but these will weaken and dry up for the overnight, leaving us mostly clear and cool again by early Thursday morning. The chance will again be there for some early fog and low clouds, otherwise a good amount of sunshine is expected for much of Thursday. We could see a few isolated storms flare up with afternoon heating, but just keep an eye on the sky and the local radar right here on WEAU.com should you have outdoor plans.
Friday afternoon is expected to see more storms pop with another upper disturbance sliding in from the north. After some sun the first part of the day, expect scattered development in the afternoon and evening with some locally heavy rainfall possible. The rain is needed as this is the first month in several that we've received below average precipitation.. at least here 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 70's..