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Above average temperature trend arrives with strong storm chances

We’ll have one more day that, while warm, will not see oppressive humidity. It’s actually been over two weeks since we’ve last seen an above average high temperature. While we were only a degree short of average last Saturday, the majority of the past two weeks have been between 5 and 10 degrees below average.

We got close again today, and tomorrow looks to have highs slightly warmer.

A warm front moves in Thursday, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms as well as very humid air. A few storms could be strong to severe with primary threats of large hail and damaging straight line wind gusts.

Temperatures won’t increase much on Thursday because of the clouds and rain chances, but Friday through Sunday will all be mostly sunny and very humid with highs climbing near or into the 90s. Each day also has a small chance for pop up thunderstorms in that hot, humid air.

Monday will be close to 90 again, but there is uncertainty in how far south a cold front will move, meaning we’ll either stay on the warm side and climb into the low 90s again, be near the front and be just below 90 with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Those scattered storms continue Tuesday, and while there will still be some humidity, it won’t be quite as high as the 70 or higher dew points that will be present this weekend. Factoring in that humidity, it will feel like the mid to upper 90s with the Heat Index Friday through Monday.

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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