The steamy weather continues but at least there is a little relief by the weekend with more substantial cooling in sight for early next week.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible Wednesday evening. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy to clear Wednesday night with patchy fog possible later. Lows should reach the mid to low 60s in much of the area with light southeast winds.
Thursday will be nearly a carbon copy of Wednesday with a good amount of sunshine and highs pushing into the low 90s. The heat and humidity could help generate some isolated thunderstorms in the late afternoon and especially the evening. A few could be strong, especially in the northwest and far northern parts of the state, closer to a weak front. The wind will be from the south generally at 5-10 mph.
A more significant disturbance and cold front will sweep across Wisconsin Friday afternoon and evening. Warm and humid air ahead of it will help produce scattered showers and thunderstorms. At this point, they look more numerous from the late afternoon into the night. Some of them could be on the strong side with downpours, gusty winds, and possibly some hail. Temperatures on Friday should start in the mid to upper 60s and top out well into the 80s, although cooler far northwest if the rain comes in sooner there.
The weekend is shaping up pretty nice for the most part. It will be warm but less humid with quite a bit of sunshine. Highs should reach the mid to low 80s with lows in the low 60s Saturday and upper 50s Sunday. A new cold front is projected to move through our area late Sunday afternoon and evening. It could spark some thunderstorms, most widespread in north and east parts of the area. There is some potential of strong or severe weather, so please monitor News 9 and waow.com/weather for updates.
Comfortably cool air should push in for early next week with highs just in the upper70s. Overnight lows will likely reach the 50s. In fact, some 40s are possible by Tuesday morning over the northern half of the state. We probably will start heating up again from Wednesday afternoon into late next week.
Pollen Report from Wednesday morning: Tree low - 7, Grass low - 4
Have a great evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:20 p.m., 9-June 2021
*On this date in weather history:
1972 - A cloudburst along the eastern slopes of the Black Hills of South Dakota produced as much as 14 inches of rain resulting in the Rapid City flash flood disaster. The rains, which fell in about four hours’ time, caused the Canyon Lake Dam to collapse. A wall of water swept through the city drowning 237 persons and causing more than 100 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
1989 - Severe weather abated for a date, however, showers and thunderstorms continued to drench the eastern U.S. with torrential rains. Milton, FL, was deluged with 15.47 inches in 24 hours. Record heat and prolonged drought in south central Texas left salt deposits on power lines and insulators near the coast, and when nighttime dew caused arcing, the city of Brownsville was plunged into darkness. (The National Weather Summary)