Nice weather to turn stormy in a few days

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The pleasant weather continues around our area through early Friday then significant changes will be on the way. High pressure parked just north of the News 9 area will bring partly cloudy skies Wednesday night and Thursday. Lows will reach the mid 40s to around 50 degrees with light northeast winds. Highs Thursday are expected to be in the mid 70s with a northeast breeze becoming southeast at 5-10 mph.

Another long duration unsettled spell is projected from late Friday through early next week as humid air flows in from the Central Plains. A very slow moving low pressure system in the Plains along with a warm front and cold front nearby will all play a part in generating occasional rounds of showers and thunderstorms. While a few showers could sneak in late Friday afternoon, the brunt of the activity will likely hold off until Friday night and Saturday. There is the potential of some strong or severe storms over the weekend so be sure to monitor and News 9 for updates.

High temperatures should reach the mid 70s Friday and Saturday and edge up closer to 80 degrees Sunday. Now if we get a surprise window of sustained sunshine on one of those days it could get a good 5 degrees warmer. In any case with the increased humidity and clouds, the low temperatures will stay mild in the 50s Friday to the low 60s by Saturday night.

That same weather system will still bring a good chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area Monday. Highs may cool to the low to mid 70s.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday look pretty nice overall with partly cloudy skies along with highs in the upper 70s Tuesday to the low 80s Wednesday. There is a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm popping up.

Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 3:20 p.m., 19-June 2019

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher

Lead Evening Meteorologist at WAOW-TV and Chief Meteorologist / Owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC. A Wisconsin native with over 25 years experience in weather forecasting and broadcast.

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