Today: Cloudy and breezy with patchy light rain at times.
High: 64 Wind: East-Southeast 10-20
Tonight: Cloudy with heavy rain and storms likely during the evening, diminishing after midnight.
Low: 57 Wind: SE 10-20, turning SW late
Friday: Light rain ending early, then mostly cloudy and blustery with a few sprinkles.
High: 64 Wind: West-Southwest 15-30
More wet and breezy weather is on the way but there will be some times of drier weather over the weekend. Next week it will feel like Summer again.
A warm front moving north toward the viewing area today will keep the clouds around and produce some patchy light rain during the daylight hours. A low pressure system and cold front moving in from the west this evening will generate a solid line of heavy rain and storms from about 7pm to midnight. Over an inch of rain is possible during this time frame and a few of the storms could produce some gusty wind. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Taylor, Marathon, and Shawano counties on south through Friday morning. Today will be a breezy day overall with east-southeast winds of 10 to 20 mph. With the clouds and damp conditions, high temps will only reach the low to mid 60s.
The wind will shift to the west-southwest tomorrow and start to dry things up. There will be some lingering showers in the early morning and then perhaps some sprinkles in the afternoon, but no significant rain. Skies will remain mostly cloudy and with blustery winds, it will really feel and sound like Fall. High temps will once again top out in the low to mid 60s.
A warm-up will ensue over the weekend and continue into next week. The mercury should reach the low 70s on Saturday, the low to mid 70s on Sunday, the upper 70s on Monday and then the low 80s with a bit more humidity on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The weather will be mainly dry during the warm-up with a mix of sun and clouds. The one period when there is a good chance of rain will be Saturday night into early Sunday morning.
Have a super Thursday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 a.m. 12-September-2019