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FORECAST UPDATED 5:53 PM WEDNESDAY

Heat and humidity will crank up tomorrow and Friday before cooler temperatures and less humidity arrive over the weekend.

An intense area of heat is building over the Midwest. Around this heat, thunderstorms like to form between the cooler air to the north and the heat to the south.

Waves of strong to locally severe thunderstorms are possible late tonight, Friday evening and Sunday. Abundant moisture is available for these thunderstorms to work with. This pattern will likely produce heavy rain that may lead to localized flooding.

Considerable uncertainty exists on how thunderstorms will develop tonight. The most likely scenario pushes a line of strong to locally severe thunderstorms through northern Wisconsin well after midnight and more likely towards sunrise Thursday. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, warm and humid with lows in the upper 60s.

Showers and a few thunderstorms will diminish tomorrow morning. Some sunshine is expected through the afternoon. It will be warm and humid with a south breeze and highs in the upper 80s.

Looking ahead, casual, summer-like thundershowers are possible tomorrow night. Any of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain with lows near 70°.

North central Wisconsin doesn't see highs in the low 90s very often. Friday will be one of those days. Along with the heat will be an excessive amount of humidity. Fell-like temperatures will approach and most likely exceed 100° during the afternoon. Our bodies have to work extra hard to stay cool in these conditions. Heat exhaustion is real and heatstroke is deadly. Its a good idea to limit your time outside and drink plenty of hydrating liquids. Its also a good time check on people and pets without adequate air conditioning.

MAKE it a GREAT Day!
Geoff Weller

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