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.