MORE HEAT - Will there be a break in the heat and humidity any time soon?
Our next big weather maker will increase rain and storm chances and knock down humidity levels this weekend!
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The words hot and humid will continue to be used at abundance the rest of the workweek! Highs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be near 90 degrees. With higher humidity levels, it is not out of the question that max heat index values could reach the mid 90s, so borderline dangerous heat will be possible times. If you are looking for rain and a break from the heat and humidity, you might be in luck. Our next big weather will bring in our next best chance of rain and storms and knock our humidity levels down this weekend.
Wednesday will be hot and humid. Highs will be near or just above 90 degrees, which is well above average for this time of year. The average high for June 9 in Madison is 77 degrees. With temperatures near 90 degrees and dew point temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, heat indices could reach the lower to mid 90s in spots. Borderline dangerous heat will be possible Wednesday, so you make sure to take heat precautions if you are going to be working hard outside. Much of the area will stay dry. However, a handful of downpours and storms will be possible in the heat of the day. Places west of Madison will have the best chance of being cooled off by a rain shower or storm. Any chance of rain today will be gone by sunset.
Wednesday night will be warm and muggy. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s. Patchy fog will be possible late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
The wash, rinse and repeat forecast will continue Thursday. Highs on Thursday will once again be near 90 degrees. Max heat indices could be in the lower to mid 90s. If you are going to be working hard outside, make sure to take frequent breaks, work in the shade if you can and drink plenty of water. With all the heat and humidity around, a pop-up downpour or storm can’t be ruled out. Rain chances on Thursday will likely be as low as they go without officially being zero.
For the most part, Friday is still going to be hot and humid. Highs will be near or just above 90 degrees. A cold front will approach southern Wisconsin from the west late Friday into Friday night. Scattered to widely scattered rain showers and storms will develop along the front. Even though the threat will likely remain low, a stronger storm, or two, cannot be ruled out. Right now, it does not look like all the ingredients will come together for organized severe weather.
Scattered rain showers and storms could continue into Saturday. The cold front will likely clear the area on Saturday. This front will not have a big impact on our temperatures, but it will knock our humidity downs a lot. Dew point temperatures will slowly drop throughout the day on Saturday and much drier air will be in place on Sunday. Dew point temperatures will only be in the mid 50s on Sunday. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid to upper 80s.
The dry, very warm, and less humid weather will stick around through early next week.
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