4:30 PM Update: Excessive Heat Warning canceled; storm chances remain
Saturday 4:30 pm Update...
First the good news. The Excessive Heat Warning for the area has been canceled due to the storms we had earlier giving us relief from the very warm weather. Also, we all have been taken out of the Severe Thunderstorm watch. But speaking of storms, some of us still could see some gusty ones into this evening. Heavy rain and wind along with some hail are all possible. Once a cold front works through this evening, the risk for stronger storms goes away. But we could see lingering showers and thunder into your Sunday. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Saturday 12:45 pm Update...
The National Weather Service has just issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of our area until 9pm. Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Counties already have one until 4 pm. That one might be extended. Of course we still have an Extensive Heat Warning in place until 8 pm for the entire viewing area. Keep it tuned right here for further updates throughout the day.
Saturday 10:00 am Update...
The weather is starting to get active as we get into the afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place until 4 pm for Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Counties. This is on top of the Excessive Heat Warning for everyone until 8 pm. We will see rounds of heavy storms by the middle of the afternoon lasting into the early evening. The biggest threats will be heavy rain, gusty winds more than 60 mph, and the potential for large hail.
Saturday 7:00 am Update...
So just hang on one more day, and the weather conditions will start to improve drastically. But first things first. Watch out for more intense heat, humidity, and storms today. A cold front will break the extreme conditions into this evening. We will see heat indices well beyond 100 degrees again today and through much of the afternoon as an Excessive Heat Warning remains in place through early evening. Also, the best opportunity of storms, some stronger, will be between 3 and 6 pm. These storms could produce gusty winds, heavy rain, and hail. We should start to dry out this evening, but there still remains a chance for lingering showers into and through Sunday morning.
Much of this coming week looks dry. The CBS58 Ready Weather will be monitoring the heat and storms for you throughout the day today.
Heat Index values will once again climb well above 100 degrees on Saturday. High heat and humidity will combine to produce scattered showers and storms by Saturday afternoon into the early evening.
Storms that do fire could contain damaging winds, hail, and very heavy rainfall. The very high moisture content could even produce localized flooding. The front that is expected to come through will drop temperatures back into the 70s by the evening, so there will be a nice welcome change.
We will continue to watch for the severe potential for you.