Only a brief break from high humidity expected

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Friday started comfortable with cool temperatures and very low humidity. Both were much higher by the afternoon: Over 30 degrees warmer temps and 15 degrees warmer dew points.

Scattered thunderstorms have formed Friday afternoon and will continue through late evening. They end overnight and it’ll be mostly sunny for Saturday. While it won’t be quite as humid compared to Friday, dew points will still be near 60 degrees.

This is about as low as they’ll be for the foreseeable future as a prolonged period of heat and humidity will settle in for all of the Upper Midwest. Dew points will soar into the upper 60s and lower 70s all week, well into the oppressive range.

The only breaks will be with pop up showers and storms, for which chances exist much of next week. High temperatures will climb towards 90 starting Sunday and it looks to get into the 90s Monday. With scattered showers and some cloud cover possible midweek, temps will be held to the mid/upper 80s with continued humidity.

Another push of oppressive air arrives for next weekend with highs possibly well into the 90s. With any storm chances we see, some could be stronger.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014. Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures. Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor's of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He's logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day! Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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