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Next week won’t feel like early August

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There is plenty of time to get outdoor chores such as mowing the lawn done, but with rain chances starting Saturday afternoon and possibly lasting into Sunday, getting them done before the weekend or early on Saturday will ensure you'll stay dry.

Today is the first day that the average high drops to 82 from it's max of 83 which it has been at for most of July. Highs today were right about there, we had plenty of sunshine through a partly cloudy afternoon sky, but we still don't have a lot of humidity.

Another cool night is ahead of us with low temperatures bottoming out in the low to mid 50s and a calm wind. Patchy fog will form and could linger into the early morning tomorrow before dissipating. Tomorrow will be almost the same as today, though perhaps with even more sunshine.

Saturday starts the same, then clouds will build in and by late afternoon there will be a chance for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. At this point, the severe risk is extremely low as most if not all of the showers/weak storms look to be of the pop-up and unorganized variety.

This forms ahead of a cold front and the scattered shower chances will continue overnight into Sunday morning before tapering off Sunday afternoon as the front exits to our southeast.

This brings even cooler air into our area, so temperatures pretty much all next week will be below average with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. These temperatures are closer to what we expect in early September, not early August. Still, there's plenty of summer to go.

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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