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Less than a week from fall but mother nature thinks otherwise

We’ve now reached 80 degrees, or higher, two days in a row. That may not be the end of it either though, as we could see temperatures break 80 everyday through Friday.

It starts again Tuesday though as southerly winds bring us a pocket of warm moist air. With upper level high pressure to the east and a weaker low pressure center far northwest, the upper level wind and temperature pattern will continue to bring the heat.

The upper levels often mix into the lower levels of the atmosphere with where surface high a low pressure sits currently, we’ll see winds out of the south at 10 to 20 mph. This will help mix the air in the atmosphere which aids in increasing our temperatures.

Model suggested radar reflectivity for Wednesday morning.

That also means an increase in moisture will pool across Wisconsin. Our dew points will climb into the upper 60’s which is in the tropical and oppressive range. So not only will the air temperature be higher than average, but the heat index will make it feel a degree or two warmer.

The second round comes along a front late Wednesday night. These storms will bring a chance for some strong winds and smaller hail. Thursday there may be a few isolated storms but better chances return again Friday and Saturday.

Justin Esterly

Justin Esterly is our Daybreak meteorologist. Justin joined WQOW News 18 in May 2018.

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