It was great having the less humid air move into the region Friday. It will stay relatively comfortable for the weekend as well.
Saturday should be partly or mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of scattered showers, especially in the southern half of the viewing area in the afternoon. A stray thunderstorm could form, but the main chance of any heavier storms is expected from southern Minnesota into northeast Iowa, and far southwest Wisconsin. They should gradually diminish in the evening.
At this time rain amounts look fairly light, perhaps a trace to a few tenths of an inch at most. Some areas, especially north of Wausau might stay completely dry. Otherwise temperatures should climb from the early morning lows of 56 to 60 degrees and top out near 80 degrees with northwest to west winds at 5-10 mph.
Sunday should be a quiet day with partly sunny skies. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50s with highs in the upper 70s. Monday also looks great with plenty of sunshine. Lows should be in the mid 50s with highs around 81.
A warm front moving in late Monday night may trigger some showers and thunderstorms. It will be more humid Tuesday with thunderstorms likely at times. Some could be a bit strong, and heavy rainfall is possible in spots. Lows will hang around the low 60s with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.
Nice summer weather is shaping up for Wednesday with partly sunny skies. Look for highs around 80 degrees. A weak weather system may slide through Thursday providing a slight chance of showers. Highs again should be near 80.
Right now it looks dry next Friday with partly cloudy skies and seasonal highs in the low 80s. Thankfully we don't expect any sizzling hot temperatures in our area over the next 7 to 10 days.
Have a super weekend! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 8 p.m., 10-July 2020
On July 11th in weather history:
|1888 - Heavy snow reached almost to the base of Mt. Washington, NH, and the peaks of the Green Mountains were whitened. (David Ludlum) 1987 - Early morning thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Parkston, SD, and wind gusts to 87 mph at Buffalo, MN. Later in the day strong thunderstorm winds at Howard WI collapsed a circus tent injuring 44 persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)|