Strong Storms Possible Late Tonight
A Pleasant Weekend in Store for the Area
Published Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 6:55 PM
Good evening… it was sunny and warm one across the region. We saw highs well into the 80s, with a few 90s showing up. Fortunately, the humidity stayed at tolerable levels.
For tonight, we are watching two disturbances that will cross the area. The first will do so this evening and will produce an area of showers and t-storms over northeastern Iowa into southwestern Wisconsin this evening. Some of these storms could be strong or become briefly severe.
The second disturbance is a cool front that will cross the region late tonight, most likely in the 2 AM to 5 AM time range. The result will be another round of showers and t-storms late. Once again, some of these storms could strong to severe. The main threats would be mainly large hail and, to a lesser extent, damaging winds. The severe threat looks to be a bit lower than Tuesday, but the potential does exist. For that reason, we are calling tonight an ALERT DAY. So, be sure to remain weather aware. Look for lows tonight in the lower to middle 60s.
We’ll start Friday with a chance for a few lingering showers or t-storms during the early morning hours. The good news is much of the rest of the day looks sunny. Expect highs to range from the upper 70s to middle 80s. Look for a clear and cooler night Friday night as lows dip into the 50s.
Looking ahead… Fortunately, much of the weekend looks mainly dry and pleasant, although there is a slight chance of a stray shower or t-storm Saturday night. Look for highs both days to hold in the middle 70s to near 80.
We will start the new workweek on a steamy note as warm and moist air gets pulled into the area Monday ahead of an approaching cool front. Look for highs in the middle 80s to near 90.
That cool front will slowly cross the area Tuesday and Wednesday. The result will be a good chance of scattered showers and t-storms both days. Look for highs in the middle 80s Tuesday. They will cool back into the upper 70s behind the front Wednesday.
An isolated shower or t-storm is still possible Thursday, but next Friday looks dry. Look for highs in the 70s both days.
Have a great night and remain weather aware! –WKBT Cory Malles