A southerly wind warmed us up Friday by carrying that warmer air up into Wisconsin. Highs climbed all the way into the mid 60s for the Chippewa Valley with upper 60s to the west.
The wind though continues to be a hindrance to the otherwise nice day with sustained winds in the 10-25 mph range must of the day with gusts 25-30+ much of the afternoon. With clouds approaching late Friday night along a weak cold front, lows should only fall to the mid to upper 40s.
That front has slowed down from previous forecasts, meaning rain is now likely in the Chippewa Valley Saturday morning through midday, though the sky will start to clear quickly in the afternoon so highs should still make it into the 60s. Areas that get rain look to pick up another 1/4” to 3/4”.
Sunday looks better with a sunny start and a few afternoon clouds building. Wind won’t be too bad and highs again climb to the low to mid 60s.
Big changes arrive for next week starting with the arrival of a strong low pressure system that will bring wind, rain, and thunder late Sunday night through Monday morning with showers continuing into Tuesday as temperatures cool to below average.
A few weak disturbances in the jet stream mean scattered light showers possibly mixed with snow continue Wednesday and Thursday as the temperatures stay chilly.