A nice and quiet start to the day but temperatures are a bit crisp! We are waking up to 40s and 50s across Western Wisconsin. This is quite cool going for the first day of July, when average lows are around 60.
High pressure is dominating the weather pattern with the center to the north of us. Our fair weather friend will ensure that the next couple of days remain mainly clear, dry and a bit cooler than average thanks to a north and east wind flow. Expect temperatures to remain in the middle 70s this afternoon with low humidity. It will be a gorgeous day for outside activities especially given how comfortable it will feel outside! Hope you are able to take advantage! Tonight looks quiet and cool as lows once again fall into the lower 50s and upper 40s. Thursday will stay dry with temperatures slightly milder, closer to 80. We will not see a return to typical July weather until the end of the work week when highs get back into the lower 80s.
We'll begin to see a shift in the pattern on Friday. It was looking like a system to our north may clip the region but with the latest timing, that rain should stay mainly north of us. This means that we'll see another dry, at least partly sunny and mild day. The wind will begin to shift as the high pressure in control now begins to move east. This will swing our winds back to the west and southwest helping to open the door to heat and moisture for the holiday weekend. We should finally get back to seasonable temperatures as well at the earliest, Friday, with highs anticipated to creep into the lower 80s.
This weekend is overall looking awesome! Let me say...the 4th of July forecast is always tricky. It is summer, so most of the time there is at least a chance for storms and with so many outside activities, it can be a forecasting nightmare. But, this year...it looks like a quiet, warm and sunny day with NO threat of storms! That is a dream come true for meteorologists! And, it is also wonderful news for all the area events, as weather really shouldn't play much of a factor. Temperatures will continue to warm, and 80s will be common both Saturday and Sunday. Dew points will also be rising, so the humidity will turn increasingly uncomfortable, especially by Sunday. We will be watching the progress of a cold front moving east from the Plains. Currently this is forecast to be knocking on our door by Sunday evening or night, with a good chance of showers and storms. But, this also means that right now it appears most of the rain should hold off through the better part of the day meaning the Chippewa Valley Air Show and all other outdoor activities should not be impacted!
Scattered storms may continue into at least part of Monday. Once this system passes, temperatures look to again cool some going into early next week, so the taste of more typical summer warmth over the weekend doesn't look to last for long.
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