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A foggy start and isolated rain possible before the heat fizzles out

Dense patchy fog reduced visibility across western Wisconsin for the morning commute and a weakening passing cold front had brought showers and thunderstorms to the region to start the morning. A dense fog special weather statement exists for most counties through 8 a.m.

We’re still trying to reach our 5th day in a row of high temperatures above 80. Early cloud cover may prohibit us from getting the ample sunshine we need to warm this cooler air mass that followed the cold front. It will still be humid Thursday and winds will be out of the south at 5 to 10 mph.

The cold front will continue to sag southward and weaken throughout the morning hours leaving behind isolated rain chances for the Chippewa Valley. Any rain showers that sprout will be brief and won’t likely accumulate to much.

It’s not the last chance for rain this week. The unseasonably warm and humid air mass will prime the atmosphere for thunderstorms with the next passing system.

While the day will be mostly dry there are chances for a few isolated thunderstorms Friday, but there are better chances overnight Friday.

Saturday looks wet at multiple scattered showers and thunderstorms are set to sweep through the region. These will develop along a cold front and produce rainfall amounts upwards of an inch.

That change in air masses will change our temperature and dew point trend heading into the Fall Equinox that official starts Monday morning.

Justin Esterly

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

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