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StormTeam 8 Detailed Forecast

Published On: Feb 05 2014 02:41:24 PM CST   Updated On: Jul 03 2015 05:25:20 PM CDT
Cory Malles


Cory Malles

StormTeam 8 Forecast:  High 79° / Low 62°... Areas of fog this morning. We have a nice holiday weekend ahead with just small chances of rain. 

Updated Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:13 PM...

It was another beautiful day across the viewing area. Once again, we saw a bit of haze in the atmosphere. This is caused by smoke from forest fires in Alaska and Canada. This smoke gets caught in the upper level winds and carried over the Upper Midwest of the U.S.

As we head into Friday night, look for that haziness to continue. It is a combination of high clouds and smoke in the upper atmosphere. We'll be watching a weak front dropping into northern Wisconsin Friday evening. It could spark a stray shower or t-storm over mainly northern half the viewing area during the evening. However, most areas will remain dry. Look for overnight lows in the upper 50s to middle 60s. This is much milder than the past couple of nights. 

We'll see more of that hazy sunshine Saturday. That weak frontal boundary will slowly settle across the rest of Wisconsin during the rest of the day. Once again, there could be a stray shower or t-storm that bubbles up along that boundary, mainly during the afternoon. Once again... it still appears most areas will remain dry. It will be a bit warmer, as well. Expect highs in the lower to middle 80s.

Saturday night continues to look dry, with a few high clouds. This means most area fireworks display should go off without a hitch. Look for temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s by fireworks time. 

Looking Ahead... Most of Sunday also looks dry, but clouds will start to increase late in the day ahead of a cold front. Highs will be in the mid 80s to possibly upper 80s in spots. 

Showers and thunderstorms will become likely late Sunday night and Monday. 

Thanks to the cold front, temperatures will drop back down into the upper 70s to low 80s next week. After Monday, there looks to just be small chances of rain as we head into next weekend. Temperatures look to start a slow climb back into the lower to middle 80s by next weekend. 

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday, America! -Cory Malles