Cold front will bring rain, storms, and eventually cooler temperatures back to Wisconsin

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Friday marked 6 consecutive days with a high above 80 degrees for our 4th longest such streak of 2019. It was also the 3rd warmest day in this current streak. Highs were in the low to mid 80s, and with dew points even higher than the past couple days in the upper 60s and low 70s, it felt like the mid 80s in the late afternoon.

That streak looks to end Saturday. There’s a slight chance we get to 80 again, but that will require a few breaks in the clouds long enough to warm up, and it is looking cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

A few of those storms could be strong to severe, as the Storm Prediction Center has is in a “Marginal Risk” meaning that isolated severe storms are possible. For the most part, moderate to heavy rain will be the main threat, but again a couple strong storms cannot be ruled out.

While it’s raining, it’ll still be warm and humid with highs likely in the upper 70s and dew points still in the 60s. The wind will be picking up, and eventually that will start to carry in cooler and less humid air into the Chippewa Valley.

We’ll feel the milder weather starting Sunday with highs possibly not even making 70 degrees. Temperatures next week look to have highs in the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s, which is about average for late September.

There will be more chances for showers and storms, possibly with more heavy rain.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and 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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