Still hot but not as humid
Dew point temperatures will be dropping throughout the day on Saturday.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Happy Saturday! The heat is going to be sticking around this weekend. But, at least, there is going to be a drop in the humidity. The same cold front that brought in a round of downpours and storms on Friday will kick the high humidity levels out of the area on Saturday. Expect dew point temperatures to go from the upper 60s to near 70 degrees Saturday morning to the mid 50s by the end of the day. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will range from the mid 80s to near 90 degrees.
Saturday morning will be warm and muggy. Temperatures range from the mid 60s to the lower 70s. Watch out for a stray shower or storm and patchy areas of thick fog this morning. Widespread travel impacts are not expected Saturday morning.
Saturday afternoon will be mostly sunny and very warm, if not hot. Highs will be in the mid 80s. With the drier air moving into the area, it is going to be more of a dry heat, so it will feel more comfortable outside from a humidity standpoint. Any chance of a stray shower or storm should come to an end this afternoon. Saturday afternoon will also feature not shortage of sunshine. The UV index will be very high. The sunburn time for today will be between 15 and 25 minutes.
Saturday night will be clear and quiet. With the drier air in place, the overnight will not be as warm, but it is not going to be chilly either. Lows will range from the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.
The sun will put the “sun” in Sunday! The second half of the weekend will feature no shortage of sunshine. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. With dew point temperatures only near 50 degrees, heat indices on Sunday may be lower than the actual air temperature. An approaching storm system will bring in a chance of rain showers and storms late Sunday into Sunday night. Right now, it looks like the majority of the rain and storm activity will stay north of the area, though.
High pressure will be in control of the weather pattern for the first half of the upcoming workweek. Expect a lot of sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures. High Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the lower to mid 80s. Overnight lows will range from the mid 50s to near 60 degrees.
Our next big weather maker probably won’t impact the area until the end of the workweek. Many of the forecast models have a cold front impacting the area late Thursday into Friday. This front will bring in our next best chance of rain and storms. Depending on the timing of the storms, there could be the potential for strong storms.
It’s still going to be hot ahead of the front on Thursday. Highs on Thursday will still be near 90 degrees. The timing of the front will also determine how warm Friday will be too.
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