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Bright Wednesday but stormy Thursday

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High pressure will sit across our region Tuesday night into Wednesday providing tranquil and dry conditions. Lows could drop to the upper 30s to upper 40s in the area. Wednesday should bring plenty of sunshine with pleasant highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. The wind will be light northeast to calm Tuesday night then becoming SSW 5-10 mph by midday Wednesday.

Muggier air will sweep in for Thursday on south winds. This coupled with a front approaching from the west should bring several waves of showers and thunderstorms to our viewing area. Some could get on the heavy side later in the afternoon and evening. There is at least a potential of strong winds and large hail according to the Storm Prediction Center. Rainfall totals should generally vary from .25 to 1.0 inch in our region through Thursday night, trending heaviest in the southern half of the areas. Otherwise, lows will be in the upper 50s with highs from the upper 70s to middle 80s.

Friday should be partly sunny and breezy, and not as humid. There is still a slight chance of a light shower popping up, mainly later in the day. Lows will be around 61 with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Even cooler air will push in for Saturday. Lows will be in the upper 40s to low 50s and despite quite a bit of sunshine, the highs should stay in the low to mid 70s. Father’s Day (Sunday) is likely to bring increasing clouds as a vigorous front approaches from the west. Highs could warm to the mid 70s. However, there is a solid chance of showers and thunderstorms starting up either in the later afternoon or evening.

The rain could be fairly heavy in spots Sunday night then should taper to a few showers Monday morning. It looks partly or mostly cloudy and breezy Monday with highs just around 72 degrees. We are expecting more sunshine for next Tuesday, but it may remain cool with highs again around 72 degrees.

Pollen Report from Tuesday morning: Grass moderate - 10

Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:35 p.m., 15-June 2021

*On this date in weather history:

1896 - The temperature at Fort Mojave, CA, soared to 127 degrees, the hottest reading of record for June for the U.S. The low that day was 97 degrees. Morning lows of 100 degrees were reported on the 12th, 14th and 16th of the month. (The Weather Channel)

1957 - East Saint Louis was deluged with 16.54 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the state of Illinois. (The Weather Channel)

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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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