First Alert Weather: Friday evening storm risk, pleasant holiday weekend

A cold front will spark showers and scattered storms Friday night. Dry conditions on tap for the weekend.
Showers & storms ending overnight. More sun than clouds this weekend with seasonably warm conditions.
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 6:59 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 11:05 PM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Travel conditions Friday evening will be good prior to sunset, but as we roll into the nighttime hours, a cold front will be traversing the area from NW to SE. Scattered showers and storms are expected, starting in the Northwoods Friday evening, and shifting into Central Wisconsin toward midnight. If you will be attending high school football games in the Northwoods, keep tabs on any storms that develop with the First Alert Weather App.

An isolated strong storm could produce gusty winds, downpours, small hail, and frequent...
An isolated strong storm could produce gusty winds, downpours, small hail, and frequent lightning Friday night.(WSAW)

There is a chance that isolated storms could be strong, with downpours, gusty winds, hail, and frequent lightning the main threats. The wet weather is forecast to exit the region overnight, with a bit of clearing toward morning on Saturday. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50s north, to around 60 in Central Wisconsin.

Scattered showers and storms are possible through midnight Friday night.
Scattered showers and storms are possible through midnight Friday night.(WSAW)
A line of showers and storms develops after sunset Friday evening.
A line of showers and storms develops after sunset Friday evening.(WSAW)
A line of scattered storms could affect the area Friday late evening.
A line of scattered storms could affect the area Friday late evening.(WSAW)
The line of showers/storms will start to move out of the area by late Friday night.
The line of showers/storms will start to move out of the area by late Friday night.(WSAW)

Some clouds may linger in parts of the area on Saturday morning, but overall the first day of the holiday weekend features a fair amount of sunshine. Less humid and a bit cooler with highs in the low to mid 70s. Pleasant conditions are on the way for Sunday and Labor Day on Monday with plenty of sunshine. Highs are in the mid 70s Sunday, rising to the upper 70s on Monday.

A good day to spend at the pool with a fair amount of sun and comfortable temps.
A good day to spend at the pool with a fair amount of sun and comfortable temps.(WSAW)
The sunglasses will come in handy for the holiday weekend.
The sunglasses will come in handy for the holiday weekend.(WSAW)

Back to work and school on Tuesday, with a little warmer of a day. Still dry with a partly cloudy sky. Highs in the low 80s. A mix of sun and clouds Wednesday with daytime temps topping out in the low to mid 80s. Continued nice on Thursday with highs near 80. Partly to mostly cloudy next Friday, September 9th with a chance of showers or a storm. Highs in the mid 70s.