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Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Wausau, Wausau Downtown Airport (KAUW)

Lat: 44.93°NLon: 89.63°WElev: 1201ft.

Mostly Cloudy

81°F

27°C

Humidity 69%
Wind Speed NW 6 mph
Barometer 29.98 in (1014.9 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Heat Index84°F (29°C)
Last update 2 Sep 11:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Wausau WISimilar City Names

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm.  Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 65 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 82 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Areas of fog after 1am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms and
    Areas Fog

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 67 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Friday Night
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Labor Day
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
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Point Forecast:
Wausau WISimilar City Names
 44.95°N 89.65°W (Elev. 1224 ft)
12:24 pm CDT Sep 2, 2015
12pm CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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