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Heat & humidity persist for Friday; Watching the radar for PM Storms

Temperatures climb into the lower - mid 90s Friday afternoon - making it the warmest day thus far in our hot stretch of weather.
Published: Jun. 11, 2021 at 6:27 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 6:59 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The hottest day in our warm stretch of weather is on tap for Friday. Highs will climb into the lower-mid 90s area-wide. Dew points will remain into the mid and perhaps upper 60s throughout the day. Heat Index values will rise into the mid and upper 90s. A few triple-digit heat index values are possible in a few places today. Sunshine gets the day started, but more clouds may pop up in the afternoon along with isolated showers and storms.

The best chance for rain materializes late today into tomorrow morning. A cold front will spend the day moving across the Northern Plains. the front will generate scattered showers & storms out West. A few isolated showers & storms may pop-up in the heat of this afternoon. Much like last night, an outflow boundary (cool air rushing out from a storm) could spark new showers & storms. If a shower does pop-up, rainfall rates could be high. We certainly need the rain! The front arrives into Wisconsin late tonight into early Saturday. A few showers and storms are possible before midnight and into the early morning hours of Saturday.

A few showers are possible Saturday morning before the front clears the region. Highs fall back into the 80s Saturday & Sunday. Cooler & drier air settles in early next week. Humidity will drop, but highs will still run several degrees above average.

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