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Finally! Low humidity all weekend

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The start of July was very hot. In fact, The first 8 days were all in the top 6 in terms of highest temperature recorded in 2020, and it included all temperatures in the 1st through 6th hottest of the year, and that doesn't even factor in our high humidity.

Thursday was cooler, but we warmed back to the mid 80s Friday afternoon with plenty of sunshine.

Thankfully, it didn't feel any warmer thanks to dew points dropping into the upper 50s. They'll drop again Saturday to the upper 50s in the afternoon and could possibly be lower for Sunday.

Temperatures should be in the low 80s both days this weekend, meaning it'll be near or slightly below Eau Claire's average high of 83. It should be a nearly perfect weekend for July standards to do anything outdoors.

The only blemish could come with a chance for pop up showers Saturday afternoon, and a few could contain isolated thunder and lightning.

So, if you're fishing or outside make sure you have a plan to get inside if a thunderstorm pops up, but they shouldn't last very long where they do form and most spots won't see any more than one or two of these pop up showers/storms.

Sunday will be the coolest day we've had since June 24th which was over two weeks ago. Still, highs will be near 80 and there will be plenty of sunshine and it won't be humid.

Monday will still have low humidity but temps warm into the mid 80s before our next chance for showers and storms arrives Monday night and could last through Tuesday night for some.

Humidity will climb again by the end of next week, but still shouldn't be too bad.

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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