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Tip toeing towards humid ahead of a stormy weekend

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Muggy Meter High Scale RPM - 3 Day Tomorrow

80! We made it to 80 Wednesday afternoon for the first time in 233 days! Will mother nature treat us to a few more of those over the next week? Possibly.

It starts with another clear morning Thursday. Temperatures Thursday may climb into the upper 70's and possibly near 80 depending on how dense the incoming cloud cover is. With a surge of moisture bringing mid level cloud cover back in to the valley, temperatures may get stuck in the low to mid 70's Thursday afternoon.

There will be a light breeze from the southeast at 8 to 15 mph with gusts upwards of 25 mph Thursday. It will still feel warm and dew points will begin to climb ahead of rain and thunderstorm chances Friday.

An upper level short wave will begin to move across the Dakota's Thursday helping cloud cover form for Friday. Ahead of this system's arrival to western Wisconsin, pop up showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible Friday afternoon.

This wave will take dew points from the upper 40's on Thursday to the low 60's by Saturday afternoon. Once we hit the upper 50's we start to feel the humidity in the air, so we had to pull the muggy meter out of storage for the weekend.

The best chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms will be throughout the day Saturday and late Sunday afternoon. The weekend won't be a complete washout, but we will see on and off storms that may rinse your outdoor plans.

As of now, none of the this activity will be severe. Memorial Day looks similar to Friday with highs in the mid 70's with a few isolated thunderstorms.

Justin Esterly

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

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