Warm and muggy today but big changes are ahead for the rest of the work week!
It was a stormy start to Tuesday for northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. As expected, gusty winds were the primary hazard bringing down trees and power lines. So far the only report from our viewing area has been of penny size hail in Hayward.
Warm and muggy with temperatures still in the 80s and add in the dew point in the 70s...it feels very soupy outside! Another great pool or beach day. We should see some sunshine along with highs in the upper 80s. Not quite as warm as Monday when Eau Claire hit 90° for the first time this year. The last time we saw a high in the 90s was all the way back on September 9th. Just one more day with the heat and humidity and then relief arrives. There is a HEAT ADVISORY valid until 7pm today in Crawford County where it will be feeling as hot as 100°.
It will start to feel less humid later this afternoon as the winds begin to shift from the south to more of a west/northwesterly direction helping some cooler, drier air move into the region. We will really feel this change tomorrow on the back side of the cold front with temperatures closer to 80° and much more comfortable conditions with lower humidity. The stretch of nice, quiet and comfy weather continues through Thursday and into Friday. There is the possibility of an isolated shower to end the work week, but more likely the rain will hold off until the weekend.