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Passing storms though Friday evening, bit cooler weekend

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It will stay on the very warm and muggy side through Friday before we get a change to lower humidity for the weekend!

In the meantime, scattered thunderstorms are expected Thursday evening at least in northern Wisconsin closer to a weak front. A few could be strong with hail, gusty winds, downpours, and intense lightning. Please stay alert and be prepared to move indoors to a sturdy building should one approach your area. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper to mid 60s with light southeast winds.

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 some hail. Temperatures on Friday should soar well into the 80s, and possibly even the low 90s in the southern part of the area.

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 low to mid 80s Saturday and mid 80s Sunday with lows in the low 60s Saturday and upper 50s Sunday. A new cold front is projected to move through our area late Sunday evening into early Monday. It could spark some thunderstorms Sunday evening, mainly in the northeast half of the state. There is some potential of strong or severe weather, so please monitor News 9 and for updates. The front will slip south Monday but still may be close enough to cause an isolated shower in the southern part of the region. Monday’s highs should range from the upper 70s north to mid 80s south.

Comfortably cool air should push in for Tuesday and Wednesday with highs just in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday and around 81 for Wednesday. Overnight lows will likely reach the 50s. In fact, some 40s are likely Tuesday night over the northern half of the state. We will also get plenty of sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday with the high pressure and dry air dominating the scene.

It looks like a quick surge of warm and humid air will arrive next Thursday. Highs could jump to the upper 80s to near 90. There is also a chance of thunderstorms by next Thursday night as a cold front sweeps in.

Pollen Report from Thursday morning: Tree low -10, Grass moderate - 8

Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:30 p.m., 10-June 2021

*On this date in weather history:

1752 - It is believed that this was the day Benjamin Franklin narrowly missed electrocution while flying a kite during a thunderstorm to determine if lightning is related to electricity. (David Ludlum)

1988 - Three dozen cities, mostly in the eastern U.S., reported record low temperatures for the date, including Elkins, WV, with a reading of 33 degrees. Unseasonably hot weather continued in the Northern High Plains Region. The record high of 105 degrees at Williston, ND, was their seventh in eight days. (The National Weather Summary)

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Tony Schumacher

Lead Evening Meteorologist at WAOW-TV and Chief Meteorologist / Owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC. A Wisconsin native with nearly 30 years experience in weather forecasting and broadcast.

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