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Rain Returns Thursday

Forecast Updated at 10:00 PM Wednesday

It sure was nice to see the sunshine through most of Wednesday, it's just too bad we can't keep this weather rolling! Clouds will be on the increase Wednesday night which will lead to our next chance for rain by early Thursday morning. Rain showers look likely through at least the midday Thursday then should slowly come to an end from west to east through the afternoon and evening.

There is a partial solar eclipse Thursday with the peak occurring around 5:35PM. I think there is a slim chance for seeing a glimpse of this eclipse, but it will mainly come to the west of Highway 51 where skies begin to clear out just before sunset. Remember, do NOT look directly at the sun during an eclipse! You can view an eclipse by using a simple piece of paper with a small hole in it and allow light to pass through to another piece of paper beneath. This will show the outline of the moon crossing the solar disc. About 47% of the sun will be blocked out by the moon during the eclipse Thursday across the Northwoods!

Skies will start to clear out by Friday, but clouds will not completely dissipate as temps climb into the lower 60s! This weekend's forecast should be dry, but temperatures are proving to be on the tricky side to forecast for. A moisture starved cold front will sweep across Wisconsin Friday night sending a slightly cooler airmass into the Northwoods. This should knock high temps back into the 50s for Saturday and perhaps Sunday as well with mostly sunny skies. Our next storm system should bring rain back to the western Great Lakes by next Monday with a cool down for the middle of next week.

Bottle up the sunshine!
Chief Meteorologist Matt Benz

Thursday: Cloudy with scattered rain showers likely before 2 pm.
Temps: 49 to 52
Winds: Southwest 3-8 mph

Thursday Night: Clouds gradually dissipate, but remaining mild.
Temps: 40 to 44
Winds: Light Southwest

Friday: Mix of sun and clouds. Mild day!
Temps: 60 to 64
Winds: Southwest 5-10 mph

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Matt Benz mbenz@wjfw.com

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