FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Saturday, July 21 has been declared an Alert Day

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DISCUSSION: After a nice day with temperatures in the 80s and low humidity, it’s time to start focusing on the weekend as we have some interesting weather that looks like it is pushing its way into the Coulee Region. Before we get into the discussion, Now would be a good time to make sure you have that News 8000 First Alert Weather App on your mobile device. That is a free app on the app and play store.


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We will see highs in the 80s for Friday. You’ll see how we get there on the day planner. We start off with temps in the upper 60s – low 70s. Then we hit our high and stay there by the 4 PM – 6 PM time frame. With dew points in the low 60s, it will be…tolerable to say the least. We will see the Heat Indices in the upper 80s – low 90s.

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The Storm Prediction Center already has us under an enhanced risk for Severe Weather, our a 3 out of 5 on the scale for your Saturday. Heavy wind, hail, vivid lightning, and maybe an isolated tornado will be the main threats. This is something that we really need to keep an eye on throughout the evening, into tomorrow. The main players will be the temperatures, which will produce lift. The fronts that will push through will produce some instability. And with them being stacked, one after another, after another, it’s a good recipe for some strong to severe weather.

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After Saturday, we drop the temperature yet again. Keep in mind, our average high for this time of year is 86°. After Saturday, we drop to the mid 80s, and then the upper 70s – low 80s for the work week. Dew point levels will be at a comfortable level for the most part. Albeit a chance of rain & t-storms Tuesday – Thursday, overall not a bad week ahead. We just have to get past Saturday first.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

-Erik Dean
News 8 Now First Alert Meteorologist