May 29, 2016 Updated: 5:15 PM
Although it has been very breezy, a much nicer afternoon in the region with a mix of sun and clouds. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will continue to be a possibility until just after the sun goes down, but if you plan on being outside, most places will remain dry. Temperatures have been in the pleasant 70's and the air has dried out some, with dew points in the comfortable 50's. Winds become light tonight with a mainly clear sky and lows in the low to mid 50's.
Memorial Day will come with some beautiful weather across the state. This is great news for anything going on outside .. including both the Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls morning holiday parades. High pressure will be over the area, so winds will be lighter and we can expect abundant sunshine. If you are going to spend some time at the pool, it will certainly be warm enough, but make sure to use the sunscreen.. highs will be in the lower 80's. Enjoy the nice weather tomorrow because we've got another round of rain and storms on the way as we head back to work on Tuesday.
Low pressure and a front will be developing in the Northern Plains, sliding east and into the Upper Midwest Tuesday. Expect clouds to increase Monday night with showers and storms possible by late. This system will slowly work through on Tuesday, keeping high chances of rain in the forecast. A few stronger storms will also be possible. Total rainfall amounts look to generally be in the half to one inch range. Highs will be in the seasonable 70's. This system will then pass through and slide to our east by early Wednesday. Drier air will be moving back into the state, but with an upper trough also arriving, a stray shower or storm will still be possible. Otherwise a mainly dry day for the arrival of June, with a mix of sun and clouds. It looks to turn windy with highs in the lower 70's. The trough will be over the area and moving east on Thursday, likely the coolest day of this next week. Highs will be in the 60's, with a mix of clouds and sunshine. Temperatures then start to rise again late in the week, into next weekend. We will be watching another system to the northwest that could impact the area sometime over the weekend. Right now chances look to be highest on Sunday, but the timing of this will likely change some in the coming days, so just keep tabs on the forecast.
Enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend!
Meteorologist Darren Maier