Storms formed this afternoon and are affecting holiday plans across the Chippewa Valley. We will continue to see scattered showers and thunderstorms through the evening, but storms should be on the way out during late evening.
The current outlook has them out with only a chance for some raindrops lingering for the fireworks. While this is good, the storm and lighting threat will be highest when many are trying to get to Carson Park and other outdoor areas around the Chippewa Valley.
Lightning is a threat up to ten miles away from the storm, so you should wait 30 minutes after you hear the last rumble of thunder before returning outside after these storms pass.
In addition to the lighting, storms this evening could contain gusty winds, small hail, and torrential rainfall.
The sky will clear out tonight, but it will remain humid with dew points near 70. Patchy fog will form for early tomorrow morning. Chances for thunderstorms return midday and for the afternoon, and again an isolated few could become stronger. It will remain humid with dew points in the mid 60s, but that will start to drop for the weekend.
Rain showers are possible Saturday morning but will be clearing by afternoon. The rest of Saturday and Sunday will be less humid and mostly sunny with highs near 80. We start to warm up again next week, with rain and storm chances returning Tuesday into Wednesday.