LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
The sky has cleared but there are already some areas of fog being reported and fog will continue to develop early this morning. Visibility will be reduced to less than a mile at times so remember to use the headlights and be ready for changing conditions. Temperatures are comfortable, in the 50s and 60s, with low humidity.
The start of the week will come with some beautiful weather with high pressure all across the Upper Midwest. Any patchy fog will exit early, leading to bright sunshine throughout the day. Humidity levels will remain in the comfortable range as temperatures rise to the upper 70s. Winds will remain on the light side. The nice weather will continue into Tuesday with more sunshine but dew points will gradually rise through the day. High pressure will be moving to our east, as winds shift to the south. Scattered clouds will arrive into the afternoon as temperatures rise into the lower 80s.
We will be watching the placement of a cold front to our northwest and its progress to the southeast. Current timing would keep this system far enough west to hold off any storm chances until tomorrow night. The front is forecast to pass through on Wednesday with our best chance of a few showers and thunderstorms. There is potential for at least a few storms to become severe, along with the chance for some heavy rainfall. With enough sunshine before any storms arrive, we should be able to top out again in the lower 80s. Dew points will be reaching towards 70 again so it will also be quite sticky outside. The good news is once this front exits, another high pressure system will build in from the northwest, leading to the return of dry and sunny weather for the end of the week.
The front will be slowly moving away on Thursday and a few extra clouds may still be around, so a partly sunny sky is expected along with highs in the low 80s. Humidity levels will again be dropping as the upper level flow begins to shift back to the northwest. This will carry into the start of the weekend, keeping it feeling a bit more comfortable.
Some sunshine and dry weather will continue Friday and Saturday with perhaps a few extra clouds around on Sunday. Highs through this stretch will be within a few degrees of average.