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A chance of rain later in the weekend

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Today: Sunny to partly cloudy and seasonal.

High: 80 Wind: NE around 5

Tonight: Mainly clear and comfortable
Low: 58
Wind: Becoming Calm

Saturday: Sunny to partly cloudy and a little warmer.

High: 82 Wind: Light and variable, turning NW late

A fairly dry weather pattern will continue for the next week or so. The one chance of rain will be over the weekend. In addition, most days through the middle of next week will be on the cool side.

Today will not be one of the cooler days. Temperatures will be right around normal, climbing into the upper 70s and low 80s this afternoon under sunny to partly cloudy skies. The wind will be light and out of the northeast. Overall, it is another very nice day for late July.

Tomorrow will be slightly warmer with highs in the low 80s for most locations, but it will still not be too humid so it will be another day to enjoy until perhaps the evening hours. A strong cold front will be moving in from the north late in the day and this could spark a few showers or isolated storms. The threat of severe weather is minimal. In fact, because the activity will be scattered, it is not a guarantee that everyone will see rain. Even on Sunday, when the chance of rain will be about 60%, the showers will be scattered about so some folks might miss out. The highest chance of wet weather on Sunday will be in the southern half of the area, south of Wausau. The main thing you will notice on Sunday is that it will be more cloudy and much cooler. High temps will only reach the upper 60s to low 70s.

The very cool weather will linger into early next week. High temps on Monday and Tuesday will again be in the upper 60s to low 70s. Low temps on Tuesday and Wednesday morning will be in the 40s. Cranberry bogs might need to do frost protection.

A gradual warm-up will ensue on Wednesday with the mercury reaching the low to mid 70s. On Thursday we should experience high temps in the mid to upper 70s. Most of next week should be dry with a mix of sun and clouds. As of now, it looks like a slight chance of showers or storms late Thursday into Friday.

Have an excellent Friday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 a.m. 31-July-2020

On this date in weather history: 1976 - A stationary thunderstorm produced more than ten inches of rain which funneled into the narrow Thompson River Canyon of northeastern Colorado. A wall of water six to eight feet high wreaked a twenty-five mile path of destruction from Estes Park to Loveland killing 156 persons. The flash flood caught campers, and caused extensive structural and highway damage. Ten miles of U.S. Highway 34 were totally destroyed as the river was twenty feet higher than normal at times. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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