LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Tucker Antico
**COMFORTABLE JUNE WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ACTIVE WEATHER NEXT WEEK.**
A northwest breeze will behind the cold front will lighten and continue softly into the night. Not much will change heading into Saturday either as a ridge extending out of the north begins to occupy the region. This will keep skies mostly clear and hold dry air in place. Temperatures will begin close to average, in the mid 50's. A light NE wind will counter heating a little bit, but dry air and the abundant sunshine will help warm things up into the upper 70's. A few more clouds are possible in the evening before changes begin to take place later.
Sunday will start off with some cloud cover and a slight chance for a shower or storm in Eau Claire and areas north during the morning. Afterwards, mostly sunny weather will dominate, along with a strong south wind. Gusts could reach 25-30mph as this wind continues all day, ushering in a warmer air mass. Temps will peak in the low 80's after a start in the upper 50's. Monday will feature abundant sunshine as well as humid and continued breezy conditions. Despite this, it will still feel hot with temperatures likely to reach 90 degrees! Conditions will not change much overnight, and temps may not even drop below 70.
Tuesday and Wednesday will be very challenging to forecast as two very strong low pressure systems have the potential to impact the state. The first system we'll be watching is the one to our northwest as it prepares to pass to the north of us. The next one is actually the remnant of what is currently Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf. Confidence in the track and strength of both these systems is increasing, but some changes are still possible. For now, we expect a round of heavy rain and storms will come through later on Tuesday and continue into the following morning.