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Today will be hottest day in nearly a month across Wisconsin


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsinites are about to feel the heat once again.

Thursday is supposed to be the hottest day in almost a month, with highs in the 90’s statewide.

Humidities will be low during the day, so the heat index may not reach 100. Strong winds are also in the forecast, with possible gusts of over 30 miles an hour.

That’s got authorities in neighboring Minnesota and Iowa concerned about the spread of wildfires. Red flag warnings have been issued for southern Minnesota and northeast Iowa today.

A “Fire Weather Watch” had been posted for Thursday afternoon for far western Wisconsin. But that’s apparently been lifted, because the National Weather Service has no fire watches or warnings for the Badger State as of Thursday morning.

Conditions are expected to improve Thursday evening when the winds die down, and there’s more humidity. A dry cold front is expected in southern Wisconsin Friday, but highs will still be in the 80’s and 90’s.

Cooler weather in expected during the weekend, with highs in the 80’s from Saturday through Labor Day. Our next chance of rain will be on Sunday.

The Weather Service says the remains of Hurricane Issac, and its heavy rains, will not get past Illinois and Indiana.