LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
This weekend is not shaping up to be like what we normally expect for the first official weekend of summer... temperatures will remain below average due in part to breezy northwesterly winds. We'll have to wait until the middle of next week before we see the return of seasonable temperatures.
The next couple of days in Western Wisconsin are looking cool with rain chances. Highs will only be in the upper 60s both today Sunday. Normally we're in the low 80s this time of year. Rock the Riverfront at Phoenix Park should be dry for runners this morning but by the afternoon festivities we may be dodging some showers. Winds will will be noticeable around 10 to 15 miles per hour from the northwest today. So, believe it or not, there may be a bit of a wind chill factor for much of the day. Early today will be your best bet to spend time outdoors, mow the lawn or get some outside chores done this weekend as the higher chance for rain will be this afternoon and evening. Even so, it will not be a washout, just scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. Sunday does look wetter than Saturday with rain possible off and on throughout the day. Still not a washout, but keep the umbrella handy if you'll be spending time outdoors.
Country Fest is in full swing and good news the weather for rest of the music festival is looking better than Thursday. If you are heading out to enjoy the festivities in Cadott today and Sunday you may want to pack the rain gear and some long sleeves. There is a slight chance of scattered showers and storms both days during the afternoon. The mornings and late nights will be a bit crisp with temperatures falling back into the 50s. Daytime highs will be comfortable in the upper 60s for the weekend.
Some improvements for the beginning of the next work week. Mostly clear skies Monday with highs in the mid 70s with just an isolated shower later in the afternoon. Even more sunshine and a completely dry day Tuesday with similar temperatures. We stand to see our first "average" temperature days of the new season next Wednesday and Thursday with highs potentially in the low to mid 80s. This will come with an increased chance for showers and thunderstorms. A bit cooler next Friday with a slight chance of rain and temperatures in the upper 70s.
Have a wonderful weekend!