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Fall-like now then summer-like toward the weekend

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It's on the cool side, isn't it! It feels more like typical early to mid September weather than early August. Of course this time of the year, it is not going to stick around too long this chilly air. However it will stay below normal at least through Wednesday or so.

The clouds should gradually decrease Monday night as Canadian high pressure drifts into Wisconsin with drier air. Lows should reach the mid 40s generally. However some low-lying spots will probably even hit the upper 30s if the the clouds clear early enough. Winds will be from the north at 1 to 5 mph. Tuesday should bring partly cloudy skies and highs around 70. It should be very tranquil with north winds turning northwest at 5-10 mph.

Tuesday night looks mostly clear and cool again with lows in the upper 40s. Wednesday should bring increasing clouds as a weak warm front approaches. It may bring a few spotty rain showers to the region late Wednesday or Wednesday night, more likely in western areas. Highs could climb to the low to mid 70s Wednesday. That front could still provide some scattered showers Thursday. Otherwise it may be mostly cloudy with highs around 74 again.

Warmer and more humid conditions will move in Friday and into the weekend with southerly winds. Highs should reach around 81 Friday and then low to mid 80s for the weekend. Lows will be in the upper 50s Friday morning but perhaps in the low to mid 60s over the weekend. There is a small chance of some spotty showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. Most of the time should be dry though. Some models hint at a heightened chance of storms late Sunday but a lot of details still have to be worked out.

Early next week will likely remain quite warm and humid with highs in the 80s. A few intervals of thunderstorms can't be ruled out. Sounds like pretty typical August weather again in that extended forecast.

Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:30 p.m., 3-August 2020

On this date in weather history:

1970 - Hurricane Celia struck the coast of Texas producing wind gusts to 161 mph at Corpus Christi, and estimated wind gusts of 180 mph at Arkansas Pass. The hurricane was the most destructive of record along the Texas coast causing 454 million dollars damage, and also claimed eleven lives. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1987 - A severe thunderstorm moved across Cheyenne, WY, during the mid afternoon. The thunderstorm produced hailstones up to two inches in diameter causing more than 37 million dollars damage. The eastern U.S. sweltered in the heat. A dozen cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Paducah KY with a reading of 102 degrees. Beckley WV established an all- time record with an afternoon high of 93 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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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