From Storm Team 5…
Welcome to the first day of summer! Summer solstice means it is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight, with a sunset tonight coming in at 8:41pm.
Wow! Take a look at this cotton candy sunrise on this first official day of summer! Expect partly sunny skies this afternoon, and temperatures very comfortable in the lower 70s. pic.twitter.com/l7jKL7dLD2— Jordan Lamers (@jordan_lamers) June 21, 2018
Today we’ll have a steady stream of clouds moving in from the south that will dim and block that sunshine throughout the day. Winds today will be a bit breezy out of the northeast from 10 to 20 miles per hour, and that keeps our temperatures into the 70s for afternoon highs away from the water.
The radar today will be spotted with light rain showers and sprinkles at times as enough moisture in the clouds brings a few rain drops in our far southern counties, mainly southwest of the Fox Valley. Everywhere else will be on the dry side.
Tonight, partly cloudy skies take over and we’ll drop temperatures to the 50s before tomorrow morning.
Friday brings a better chance for sunshine as the wet weather moves away from us. High temperatures will stay below normal in the lower to middle 70s.
Saturday also ushers in partly sunny skies and temperatures a touch warmer in the middle 70s. The dry streak looking like it will continue through the weekend.
Sunday, mostly sunny skies are expected, but we keep the mercury going up and up as we hit the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
The next good rain chance will likely hold off until Tuesday and Wednesday next week as an area of low pressure throws scattered showers and thunderstorms our direction. The big talk next week will certainly be the temperatures as we get a huge spike on the thermometer. Starting Wednesday, our highs return to the 80s.