August 30, 2016 Updated: 6:50 PM
The passage of a cold front early today has now started to bring cooler and drier air into the Chippewa Valley. This will set the stage for a great stretch of weather that will carry through the rest of this work week and the start of the weekend.
Any mid and high clouds in the area early tonight will be moving away to the south, leaving the area clear. Dew points have been dropping all day, and will lead to a cooler overnight for many of us. Expect temperatures to be down in the mid 50's by Wednesday morning.
The weather across the Upper Midwest the next several days will be dominated by high pressure that will primarily be centered to our north in Canada. This will keep winds fairly light, but also from a cooler direction. Temperatures will be near to even slightly below normal the rest of this week as we head into the first few days of September. The final day of August will be a beautiful one, with plenty of sunshine and just a light northerly breeze. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70's.
As the kids head back for the first day of school Thursday, it will remain very comfortable in the Chippewa Valley with a mostly sunny sky and highs in the mid 70's. Humidity will also be low through the end of the week, bringing that touch of fall feel. On Friday there will be no change, with more sun and highs in the mid 70's.
The holiday weekend will start to show a shift towards warmer and more humid weather, but it will likely be a slow process. Saturday also looks to be a great day as we head into the first weekend of September with more sun and highs in the upper 70's. We will be watching a cold front cross the Plains and slowly move into Minnesota on Sunday. The flow out ahead of this front will bring more moisture into the state, so expect humidity levels to again be on the increase. The timing of the front will have to be watched, but as it stands now we could see a shower or storm work into the area by later Sunday. Chances currently look to be better on Labor Day and into Tuesday as the front will be closer. This system may bring with it a good set up for heavy rainfall and even some stronger storms, so it will be something to monitor in the coming days.
-Meteorologist Darren Maier