Cooler but pleasant today, heat and humidity with storm chances return for end of week, weekend

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TODAY:

Higher pressure to our west will allow skies to become partly cloudy to partly sunny. A weak spot in the jet stream could bring a chance of showers on the Minnesota side this afternoon, but chances remain at 20%. Winds trend NE around 5-10 mph on the Wisconsin side, but more variable on the Minnesota side. Highs climb into the low to mid 70s, but the light lake wind will keep it in the 60s lakeside.

TONIGHT:

The high pressure will continue to move southeast, then eventually east across the central U.S. throughout the night. Skies will remain partly cloudy with a light to calm wind, becoming more SW overnight. Lows fall back into the mid 40s to mid 50s.

THURSDAY:

We’ll start the day with partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies, but clouds will increase as a wave in the jet stream attached to a low pressure approaches. The chance of showers and storms sits at 30%-40% Thursday afternoon, but will increase to 40%-50% Thursday night into early Friday morning. Winds trend SW 5-10 mph. Highs will also be warmer, in the mid to upper 70s. Lows fall back into the mid 50s to low 60s.

WEEKEND: 

We’ll see the chance of showers and thunderstorms lingering into Friday, but the chances diminish Friday night as the low moves out. Another low pressure will move towards the area for the weekend, but models are now differing on the timing, so I am keeping the rain chances at 30% chance under partly cloudy to partly sunny skies. Highs top out in the upper 70s to low 80s. Lows fall back into the mid 50s to low to mid 60s.

EARLY NEXT WEEK: 

The beginning of next week looks decent as of now with mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies. An isolated shower or storm is possible Tuesday. Highs top out in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Lows fall back into the mid 50s to low 60s.

Austin Haskins

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer

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