Shower chances close out the week with a seasonable weekend ahead!

Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 6:29 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM CDT
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A cold front has moved its way through the region this morning, bringing some much needed rain to the area. This will, of course, also keep things on the cooler side today as our temperatures only manage to climb to the upper 60s and some low 70s. Winds will remain breezy this afternoon with another weak front forecast to move through later on this afternoon and evening. Keep in mind, if you are heading to Oktoberfest this afternoon, there may be a few isolated showers out of this weak front, but fear not, because these showers look to be few and far in between and not amount to much in terms of rainfall. This is not expected to be a drought buster, however, with rain totals expected to be around a quarter inch by the time it is all said and done.

A cold front sweeps through with much-needed shower chances Friday
A cold front sweeps through with much-needed shower chances Friday(WEAU)

If you’re heading out to OktoberFest in Chippewa Falls Saturday, expect a nice day of weather as clouds and sunshine mix. There will be a few breezes from the northwest, but afternoon highs will be right around average in the low 70s. Similar conditions will take us through Sunday with a cool start to Monday as surface high pressure builds overhead from the north with a clear sky and calm winds. After morning lows in the 40s, we’ll climb into the mid-70s with plenty of sunshine to kick off the new work week. On Tuesday, a warm front will be lifting through Wisconsin to the northeast with breezy southerly flow initiating a boost in temperatures as highs top out in the low 80s. This looks to be the trend through late next week with our next chance for showers and storms arriving Wednesday or Thursday as an upper-level shortwave lifts from the southwest with a cold front to the northwest. There’s some uncertainty with both features this far out, so we’ll continue to monitor guidance in the coming days.