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Mild midweek weather to only last a couple days

Strong storms this evening brought heavy rain, small hail, and gusty winds to western Wisconsin. While most storms weren’t too strong, a few did get close to severe criteria. The line of storms that moved through had a history of producing funnel clouds and brief tornadoes in Minnesota earlier this afternoon.

Once the storms pass tonight, expect humidity to fall. By tomorrow morning, dew points will be in the upper 50s and shower chances will be decreasing. Temperatures will only rise into the lower 70s with dew points decreasing further into the mid 50s by afternoon despite sunshine returning.

For August standards, it will be a cool night tomorrow into Thursday morning. Outside of fog that could become dense through the next several nights, it’ll be a fairly mild midweek. Highs return to the upper 70s Thursday and Friday with rain and storm chances returning for the weekend, mainly Friday and Saturday.

With those rounds, humidity will return and it will feel like summer. Next week looks to start sunny with warm temperatures, but doesn’t look too humid.

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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