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Chilly nights, mild sunny days

You will want to have a jacket or sweatshirt handy if you are heading out this evening into early Wednesday morning as it will be near record cold. We will see perfect radiational cooling conditions with Canadian high pressure parked overhead with clear skies, light winds, and very dry air for late July. This should allow the lows to reach the upper to mid 40s in many parts of the News 9 area, with even some lows around 40 degrees expected in parts of northern Wisconsin. The record low for Wausau Wednesday is 45 degrees from 1962. Otherwise great weather is on tap Wednesday with lots of sunshine and highs near 77. The winds will be light and variable.

Thursday will be another great day with lows around 50 and highs around 80 degrees. Friday should be partly sunny and warm with a slight increase in humidity. There will also be a front approaching northern Wisconsin later in the day. As such there is a 30% chance of some showers and thunderstorms in the northern part of the region by late afternoon or evening. Highs should climb to the low 80s.

That front will be stalled out near Wisconsin this weekend. It will bring the possibility of a few patches of showers and thunderstorms. The chance is about 30% Saturday with only a very small chance Sunday. Otherwise it should remain partly sunny and seasonably warm with highs around 80 on Saturday and 82 on Sunday. It will be a bit muggy but certainly nothing too hard to take.

A stronger front is projected to slide through Monday evening. That could bring us a more widespread band of showers and thunderstorms. It will remain warm Monday with highs around 83. By next Tuesday dry conditions should return with partly sunny skies. Temperatures still look nice, hitting about 80 for a high.

Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:15 p.m., 30-July 2019

Tony Schumacher

Lead Evening Meteorologist at WAOW-TV and Chief Meteorologist / Owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC. A Wisconsin native with over 25 years experience in weather forecasting and broadcast.

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