WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — The north central Wisconsin area has quite the heat wave headed its way.
As we take a look at Wednesday's highs, you can see exactly where the warmest air was: with readings of 107 degrees in Las Vegas and 106 degrees in Pheonix. However that air is in the process of moving our way.
As we take a look at the heat wave pattern, the jet stream will be gradually shifting north creating a localized extreme high pressure this weekend.
The jet stream will push warm air into the upper Midwest causing abnormally warm temperatures - many projected to be record breaking from the Dakotas to the coast.
Additionally, high pressure will usher in dry and clear conditions for plenty of sun to warm the air.
The uv index this weekend is looking to be around 9 so you could develop a sunburn in under half an hour if not properly prepared. Also, with under 20 days to the summer solstice, this weekend will be one of the sunniest weekends all year.
Putting it all together puts us in the perfect range for record breaking heat as temperatures are projected to hit 90 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday.