Excessive Heat Warnings continue today in Marathon, Shawano, Wood, Portage, Taylor, Clark, Adams and Juneau Counties until 10 p.m. Friday. Forecaster Rob Duns says the heat index values, which combines the heat and humidity values, will make it feel like 105 degrees outside.
StormTrack 9 meteorologists are forecasting record-breaking heat, with temperatures in Wausau near 97 degrees. Other communities may easily pass 100 degrees.
Showers and thunderstorms could develop, some even severe. Wind and hail appear to be the greatest threat in areas where thunderstorms are able to develop.