Mostly cloudy this afternoon with just an isolated shower possible later into this evening. We could certainly use the rain with Eau Claire currently about one inch below average for the month of July. The rain and extra cloud cover will also keep our temperatures on the cooler side, in the upper 70s for most of the area. Expect a breezy south wind of 10-15mph.
Big changes to start the weekend! Clouds will decrease overnight, but temperatures should stay in the mid 60s with a more southwesterly wind flow. Saturday looks like a perfect day to head to the beach or go boating with temperatures in the mid and upper 80s, sunshine, and a bit more humidity. Earlier this week we were seeing dewpoints in the 70s, that is oppressive! This weekend our dewpoints will be in the low 60s, which is noticeable not not too uncomfortable.
The next weather maker looks to impact us Saturday night and into Sunday. A low pressure system to our north will be headed into the Great Lakes region bringing a trough (and rain chances) back into our forecast before the weekend ends. More clouds, rain chances and cooler temperatures in the mid 70s can all be expected by Sunday thanks to this next system.
The cooler than normal air mass will stick around into early next week keeping our temperatures in the 70s almost right up until August. We are normally at about 82-83° this time of year (the hottest we see all year!) but the below average temperatures will feel very comfortable. We'll be watching for the chance of additional rain and thunder through the middle of next week just in time to add some additional rain to the July totals.