It's been a pretty pleasant day across the region
for most, and the heat and humidity have been climbing
Highs today have topped out in the low to mid 80s
for most of the area.
and that's where we're sitting this evening.
The exception is in the Chippewa Valley.
temperatures are only in the 70s due to more clouds
and a complex of showers and storms that are north
of the News 8 Viewing Area.
The dew points have been climbing today and will continue
to do so this evening and into tomorrow.
Here's that complex of showers and thunderstorms that
has been moving through the Twin Cities area, north
of Eau Claire into the Rice Lake Area.
These storms are forming ahead of a warm front.
which will be the focus for more storm development
later tonight and during the overnight.
The forecast models are having a tough time agreeing
on a solution as to where the storms will develop
and move tonight.
also where the severe weather potential will be.
The chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase
after about 9pm tonight and will last through the
especially for those in our northern communities.
The chance of showers and storms will linger into
early Thursday morning.
then we'll get a break.
It will be very warm, humid & breezy tomorrow.
As the cold front approaches, we'll see another chance
of storms tomorrow afternoon and night.
Any storms that do develop tonight, there will be
the chance that they could become severe, mainly for
those in the I-90 corridor and north.
The main threats will be large hail & damaging winds.
but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Severe storms will also be a possibility for Thursday,
especially for those east of the Mississippi River.
Main threats tomorrow will be large hail, damaging
winds & heavy rain.
Today's Allergy Report includes High symptoms for
Ragweed & Weeds.
Medium symptoms for Mold.
It will be mild and muggy tonight with a chance of
showers and storms, especially north.
Low of 71.
Very warm, humid and breezy for Thursday.
There will be a chance of storms early in the morning.
then again late in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
The chance of storms will continue tomorrow night
with lows near 62.
The cold front will be east of the area Friday, and
temperatures will drop into the low to mid 70s for
This weekend is looking dry and comfortable with highs
in the mid 70s.