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HOT & HUMID: Have ways to stay cool this weekend

Our first 90 degree high temperature of the year is likely this weekend! You’ll want to find ways to stay cool, as heat is the most dangerous type of weather. More people die each year from heat related illness than any other type of weather in the United States.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs near or just above 90. Dew points will feel tropical in the middle 60s. This will make the afternoon heat index, or what it feels like, climb to the middle 90s.

On Sunday there are a few more question marks when it comes to cloud cover which could affect temperatures, but dew points will top out near 70. If temperatures get to the 90s again, then it will feel like the upper 90s, possibly near 100 Sunday afternoon.

The other thing that could affect temperatures is the chance for rain and storms. Scattered showers and thunderstorms could pop up at any time in the heat and humidity, but become a bit more likely later in the day and overnight. If they form early, our temperatures will be lower, though it’ll still have oppressive humidity.

Next week looks very summer-like with highs in the mid 80s along with humidity and scattered shower and storm chances pretty much all week, though there will be periods where it is dry.

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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