By Rob Duns, Meteorologist, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
Today: Partly sunny and warm with a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon. A couple of stronger storms possible. High: 84. Wind: West 5-15
Friday: Mostly cloudy and cooler with a 60% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms. High: 75. Wind: NNW 10-15
Another warm day is on the way for this Thursday and then it looks like a cooler trend developing as we head into the weekend and early next week. "Cooler" is not always the word we want to hear in the forecast, but this time of year it can be a blessing. It looks like the "cooler" weather over the weekend and early next weekend will turn out to be pretty spectacular Summer weather.
For today, a cold front will be moving through the area and this will spark some scattered thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon. A couple of the storms, like yesterday, could be strong enough to produce some hail or high winds. High temps should hit the low to mid 80s, but it will not be quite as humid as yesterday. After the cold front moves through, there will still be a trough of low pressure lingering over the area for Friday and this will keeps more clouds around and a good chance of showers. With a north wind, the showers, and more clouds on Friday, the high temps will only be in the 70s. You will notice the change from today. Enough moisture could be lingering around yet on Saturday for a couple of showers to pop up, but the rain should not have too much of an effect on your outdoor plans. Highs will once again be in the 70s on Saturday with a general decreasing trend in the clouds for the afternoon.
With the clouds decreasing and high pressure moving into the area late Saturday our precipitation chances should come to and end for a while as well. The weather from Sunday through next Tuesday looks uncommonly gorgeous for this time of year. Each day we should have sunny to partly cloudy skies with lows in the 50s (40s in the northwoods) and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this comfortable dry weather while it lasts!
The weather should remain pretty decent for the mid to latter part of next week but it will not be quite as nice as early in the week. There will be a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday with partly cloudy skies and highs around 80.
Have a good Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:00 a.m. 27-June-2013
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