Yesterday and today felt like summer with temperatures over 20 degrees above average highs. We have experienced strong winds that will continue tonight and into tomorrow with a high chance of showers.
The showers that were expected to arrive on Monday will be here a little earlier. The first chance for a shower is tonight.
Tomorrow morning the storm will come and go. Therefore, you only have an hour or two to rest from the rain.
A cold front will pass tomorrow evening, bringing down temperatures. The main thunderstorms and heavy rains are found east of Eau Claire, with the Chippewa Valley seeing mostly light to moderate rainfall.
High winds are the main risk for storms tonight and tomorrow. Winds will remain strong, as they have been this weekend, picking up a bit tonight and into tomorrow morning. Winds can reach 22 mph and gusts can reach 40 mph.
West of Eau Claire, there is a risk of high winds and a level 1 isolated severe thunderstorm hazard. For us, we expect only general thunderstorms, but we can still see severe weather and will be tracking storms tonight and tomorrow.
The storm itself does not bring much rain, except for strong winds. Our area is likely over an inch east of Eau Claire where the stronger storm passes, and should be about a quarter to a half inch.
After showers tomorrow, the storm could last through Tuesday morning, but by Tuesday afternoon it should clear up for the rest of the day. It’s been pretty average for most of the week, with highs in his mid-to-late 50s, and plenty of sunshine most days. It looks like the weekend is starting to get a little warmer and this year’s Halloween is going to be nice and fun.
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