RIVER FALLS, WI (WTAQ) - Parts of Wisconsin can expect one more hot day before a major cool down Wednesday.
Highs close to 90 are expected in the south, and the 80's everywhere else. The humidity will remain high, and so will the heat index in a lot of places.
Northwest Wisconsin was the hottest Monday, as expected.
Officials said it felt like 104 degrees in River Falls. Other heat indices were 101 at Hudson, 100 in Osceola, and 97 at Loyal in central Wisconsin.
A band of thunderstorms went through the far north overnight. Ashland had winds of 46 miles an hour, and three-quarter inch hail covered the ground about 20 miles east of Hayward in Sawyer County about 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Another round of thunderstorms is possible Tuesday afternoon, as a cold front sweeps across Wisconsin. Once it goes through, clear and much cooler weather is predicted for the next couple days.
Highs Wednesday are supposed to be in the 70's statewide -- and it could get down to the 40's by early Thursday morning.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)