The cool and pleasant weather continues across the area! After lows in the 40s and even some upper 30s in spots and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, we are heading into another mostly clear and cool night. With the Canadian high pressure over us the winds will be light. Lows should drop down into the 40s throughout the area. Wednesday looks partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. A few showers may sneak into western Wisconsin in the afternoon as a weak front in Minnesota draws closer. It will be getting even weaker as it moves east. As such there is just a small chance of a few light showers late Wednesday night and Thursday in our area. There will be more cloud cover at least. Temperatures on Thursday will start in the mid 50s and end in the mid 70s.
Friday should be partly sunny and seasonal with lows in the upper 50s and highs around 80. There is a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.
The weekend still looks warm and humid with a mix of clouds and sun. We have a 30% chance of a few periods of spotty showers and thunderstorms. On Saturday they could form at just about any time. On Sunday, the main chance appears to be in the afternoon or evening. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s with highs in the 80s.
It will stay warm and sticky early next week. There still could be some spotty showers or thunderstorms Monday afternoon. Tuesday is projected to be mainly dry. Lows will remain in the low to mid 60s with highs around 85 on Monday and near 83 for Tuesday.
Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:30 p.m., 4-August 2020
On this date in weather history:
1930 - The temperature at Moorefield, WV, soared to 112 degrees to establish a state record, having reached 110 degrees the previous day. Widespread drought after April of that year caused some towns to haul water for domestic use, and many manufacturing plants were barely operational. (The Weather Channel)
1961 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees. Kalispell, MT, set an all-time record with a reading of 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)