StormTeam 8 Forecast: High 82º / Low 64º...Partly to mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers and storms late. More storm chances Sunday, some which could be strong to severe.
Last Updated on Saturday, May 18 at 6:50 PM...
After a cool and rainy end to the workweek, the warmth and sunshine returned today. A warm front moved north of the region late last night and early this morning. This has kept us in the warm sector today and also has kept us mainly dry. Temperatures today topped out in the upper 70s to low 80s, but dew points crept into the low 60s making it feel a bit muggier.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild conditions will continue overnight. There will be a slight chance of a shower or storm late, but most will remain dry. One forecast model is trying to paint a complex of showers and storms developing over western Minnesota and Iowa and moving east into western Wisconsin by Sunday morning. So don't be surprised if there is some rain to start your Sunday, but we will still see many dry hours, as well.
More showers and storms are expected to develop Sunday afternoon and evening as an area of low pressure slowly moves east. Due to our warmer and more moist atmosphere, there is a potential for any storms that do develop to become strong to severe. Much of the News 8 Viewing Area is under a Slight Risk of severe storms tomorrow afternoon and evening. The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Highs Sunday will be in the low 80s.
Looking Ahead... Thunderstorms will become likely Sunday night and into much of the first half of the workweek. Most of the News 8 Viewing Area will once again be under a Slight Risk of severe storms Monday afternoon and evening. The threats Monday will also be damaging winds and large hail with isolated tornadoes being the secondary threat. Temperatures will once again be in the low 80s.
The rain chances will continue Tuesday through Thursday, but temperatures will be on a downward trend. Highs Tuesday will be in the low to mid 70s, but only topping out in the mid to upper 60s for the rest of the workweek.
Right now, Memorial Day weekend is looking mainly dry and seasonable with temperatures in the low 70s.
Stay tuned and have a great night! -Michelle Poedel