Heat and humidity keep a grip on Wisconsin

Hope you stay as cool and comfortable as possible during this scorching time of weather! We tied the record for low hot temperatures of 70 degrees in Wausau on Tuesday morning and set a record Tuesday afternoon of at least 93 degrees. We’ll have to endure several more days of heat before it gets a little cooler and less humid this weekend early next week.

One-off showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday evening. A few could have decent showers. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy, otherwise with lows of the mid to mid 60s overall. Winds will be light from the southeast.

Wednesday and Thursday are shaping up to be mostly dry, although we still cannot rule out some very isolated showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will remain fairly consistent with highs mostly in the 80’s above 90’s lows. The wind is forecast to be southeast at 5-10 mph Wednesday and south-southwest at 5-10 mph Thursday.

An upper level disturbance will grow on Friday from the northern plains. It will also bring a cold front by Friday night. These characteristics will bring more clouds with a good chance of multiple periods of downpours and thunderstorms (at least 50% chance). Hopefully we will see a little more rainfall amounts of 0.10 to 0.50 inches in the area. Rain is expected to end early Saturday morning as the front moves away to the southeast. Friday will always be tacky with highs in the mid-80s.

A little cooler and less humid air will seep in for the weekend. The lows could drop to 63 on Saturday and 58 on Sunday morning. The highs should be in the 80s or so. We expect falling clouds on Saturday and lots of sun on Sunday. All in all, this should be a great early summer weekend for all of your activities!

It will stay on the cooler side early next week with highs in the upper 70s on Monday and Tuesday. Right now it looks partly cloudy with just a slight chance of a shower here and there.

Tuesday morning Pollen Report: Tree – low 11, Grass – moderate 7

Have a good evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:40 p.m., June 8, 2021

* On this date in the weather history:

1953 – The worst tornado on record for the state of Michigan killed 116 people. Flint MI was hit the hardest. The half-mile-wide tornado destroyed 200 homes on Coldwater Road, killing entire families. (The weather channel)

1966 – A tornado ravaged the heart of the capital of Topeka KS, killing sixteen people and causing $ 100 million in damage. The tornado, which struck during the evening, cut through a nearly total streak of destruction eight miles long and four blocks wide. It was the most destructive tornado on record until that time. (David Ludlum)

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