Thursday a little wet otherwise forecast rather dry | Forecast Center



Most of the forecast period over the next 10 days is likely to eventually dry out in north-central Wisconsin. The exception to this could be Thursday through Thursday evening as a front moves through Wisconsin. Even then, any rain in our area will likely be rather light.

Tuesday night is expected to be partly cloudy and seasonal cool with lows of 30 to 30 seconds. East to southeast winds of around 5 mph will prevail. It should be partly to mostly cloudy on Wednesday but still a little warmer than normal. Highs could reach the mid-1950s with southeast winds of 8-18 mph. It looks like all the light showers will only brush past the far west of Wisconsin on Wednesday.

As the main front moves through Wisconsin on Thursday, there is a good chance of patchy, light rain later in the day. It should end around dawn on Friday. Again, the amounts seem unimpressive here, probably just a 0.15-inch mark at most. The amounts could be a little higher in western and southern Wisconsin. Otherwise, high temperatures are expected to hit lows in the mid-1950s on Thursday and Friday. There is a chance of getting some sun again by Friday afternoon.

Saturday promises to be quite pleasant with lots of sun and light winds. The peaks could climb into the top 50, not bad for the end of October! The wind should also be light. Definitely try to spend as much time as possible outdoors on Saturday.

A cold front is expected to cross our region early on Halloween morning. At this point it appears to be going dry. The sky is expected to be partly cloudy with strong northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph. Maximums could range from the mid 1940s in the northwest corner of the area to the lower 1950s in the southeast.

Even colder air will arrive during the first days of next week from Canada. The highs can stay in the low 40s. There could be a few lakefront flurries in far northern Wisconsin by Monday evening and Tuesday. In general, however, it should be partly cloudy and windy at times. There simply won’t be a significant surge of humidity in our area next week, so don’t be surprised to see some sunshine.

Have a nice evening! Meteorologist Tony Schumacher, 2:35 p.m., October 26, 2021

* On this date in the weather history:

1962 – A storm brought five to six inches of snow to Vermont and New Hampshire, with up to ten inches reported in the mountains. (The weather channel)

1989 – Abnormally warm weather continued in the north central United States. The afternoon peaked at 78 degrees in Alpena MI, 75 degrees in Duluth MN, 79 degrees in Fargo ND, 77 degrees in International Falls MN, 76 degrees in Marquette MI, 75 degrees in Sault Ste Marie MI, and 80 degrees in Saint Cloud MN, were all the hottest on record for so late in the season. Morning lows of 63 degrees at Concordia KS and Omaha NE were the warmest on record to date. (The national weather summary)


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