LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
Clouds have already started to thicken up today and a few scattered showers and storms may develop later this afternoon and evening. The chance for wet weather continues for the first couple of days of the work week. Hopefully clouds and storms don't block our chance of viewing the solar eclipse Monday afternoon.
The high pressure that brought us sunny skies Saturday has broken down some and moved east. So today we'll see winds increase a bit from the from the south and southwest on, leading to warmer air and higher humidity. There will be at least some cloud cover throughout the day ahead of a front to our west. As this front approached this evening a few scattered showers and storms will form in western Wisconsin. Highs today will warm up to the mid 80's. Dew points will be on the rise as well, in the mid to upper 60's so it will feel a bit muggy this afternoon.
The next cold front will be to our northwest on Sunday, moving to the east and southeast early next week. Meanwhile a low pressure system is forecast to develop along the tail end of the front in the Plains. This system will impact the area with more showers and storms, but the big question is timing. Of course Monday is when the solar eclipse will occur, so we are hoping for the best and that much of the associated weather with this front will hold off. Today's forecast models have begun to differ some, with indications the timing *could* end up being a bit slower. If this happens then viewing conditions may be better for the area. Right now the forecast is still for the chance of a few showers and storms on Monday, with intervals of clouds and sun. It will remain humid with highs in the low 80's. The potential slower arrival would also push rain chances now into Tuesday as temperatures start to cool off during the middle of the week behind this system. Heading into next weekend for now we look to stay dry with comfortable temperatures.
Have a great rest of the weekend!