Happy Monday and welcome to the last day in July! Can you believe we are jumping into August tomorrow? Yowza!
Here’s what to watch for this week.
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1) Humidity will begin to increase slightly by Tuesday, but thankfully no oppressive heat will accompany it. A weak front and area of low pressure will begin to draw up modest amounts of moisture from the south by Tuesday and into Wednesday. We’ll likely see dew points climb back into the middle to upper 60s however we should not see the extremely oppressive humidity like we saw last week AND it does not appear that excessive heat will be in play either.
2) Thunderstorm chances increase late Wednesday into Thursday. A few strong storms are possible.
The weak front will begin pushing through the area late Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. At this time rain chances appear higher on Thursday as an area of low pressure spins to the north of the area. Depending on how ingredients line up, a few gusty thunderstorms will be possible Thursday. This will be fine-tuned as we head through the next few days. Thankfully no heavy rainfall is looking likely.
3) A rather significant cool-down is expected late next week into next weekend. Some places could see low temperatures in the 40s!
By next weekend a good cool chunk of air from Canada will plunge into the upper Midwest likely limiting highs to the lower/middle 70s and overnight lows in the upper 40s and lower 50s for some by Saturday. It will certainly feel a bit cooler compared to the temperatures we’ve had over the last several weeks.
4) Rivers will continue to fall. I expect the rock river to fall below flood stage around Thursday into Friday with normal recreational activities likely to resume by next weekend. Finally!