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Current Forecast

Thursday night: Increasing clouds with a small chance of showers late mainly west of Wausau.
 Low: 57 Wind: SSE~5

 Friday:  Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of a few scattered showers.  Isolated thunderstorms possible.
High: 74 Wind: South 7-15

 We certainly had a delightful day across central and northern Wisconsin Thursday with partly sunny skies and highs well into the 70s along with low humidity. In the big picture our weather will stay fairly pleasant through next week with no major heat waves, likely little to no severe weather, and plenty of dry time to do things outdoors. However it will be more unsettled and changeable than it has been over the past few days.

A warm front running from South Dakota to Missouri was helping generate thunderstorms in the southern part of Minnesota and Iowa Thursday evening. The heart of that system is projected to slide southeast along the Mississippi River and miss the TV-9 viewing area early Friday. However some lighter showers are still possible across our region. Hopefully if you have a dry yard or crops that need a drink, you will get a bit. We probably wouldn't see more than one tenth or a quarter inch through late Friday night. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s Friday, as the additional cloud cover may hold us back slightly.

Warmer and more humid air will filter in from the southwest for Saturday. It generally looks like a dry and partly sunny day with highs sneaking up to the middle 80s or so. That would definitely feel like typical late July weather. The warmth won't last very long though. A low pressure system and cold front in southern Canada will sweep south across the Badger State Sunday causing plenty of clouds and some occasional light rain. Again, don't expect soaking amounts, probably a few tenths of an inch or less. But it would be enough to perk up your lawn and gardens for a few days. Highs may stay in the low 70s Sunday.

The cooler than normal weather will persist next week as we are expecting a sustained flow of air from the northwest from central Canada down through the Midwest. Overall this will be a pretty quiet pattern for Wisconsin with the brunt of the organized rain and storms staying in the eastern part of the country. However a few weak disturbances passing by could spark spotty showers or thunderstorms Tuesday through Friday, especially during the afternoons, when the air will be most unstable.

Have a great night! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:50 p.m., 25-July 2014

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