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Humid with storm chances at times during the weekend

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Today: Mostly sunny early then partly cloudy and seasonal.

High: 81 Wind: South 10-15

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of thunderstorms late.

Low: 64 Wind: South 5-10

Saturday: A chance of showers and storms in the morning, then humid with partial sun in the afternoon.

High: 81 Wind: South-Southwest 10-15

We close out the week with another nice Summer day. Over the weekend the humidity and thunderstorm chances will increase.

You can expect a lot of sunshine for this Friday morning, then partly cloudy conditions for the afternoon. The south wind will continue to warm things up a little. Highs should rise into the low 80s this afternoon.

The clouds and humidity will increase tonight. A trough of low pressure over Minnesota could spark some thunderstorms that might push into our area late. It is still not 100% certain that we will get wet, but if thunderstorms do move in, you can expect some brief strong wind and heavy downpours. The highest chance of storms from late tonight through early Saturday morning will be from Wausau on North. After the possibility of some scattered showers and storms early Saturday, we should have partly or mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon with higher humidity and temps reaching the low 80s.

The mugginess will continue on Sunday and it will likely be the warmest day of the outlook with highs in the mid to upper 80s. There is a slight chance some storms could pop-up later in the afternoon but the highest chance of some storms that could be on the strong side will be after dark Sunday night into Monday morning. The thunderstorm chance is being driven by a cold front that will also bring in drier and less humid conditions by Monday afternoon. Highs on Monday will be around 80.

For the middle of next week, the precipitation chances look fairly low and temps will continue to be a little above normal. High temps from Tuesday through Thursday will range from the low to mid 80s.

Have an excellent Friday! Meteorologist Justin Loew, 4:30 a.m. 7-August-2020

On this date in weather history: 1986 - A rare outbreak of seven tornadoes occurred in New England. One tornado carved its way through Cranston RI and Providence RI causing twenty injuries. Rhode Island had not reported a tornado in twelve years, and three touched down in 24 hours. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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