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Drought continues in much of Wisconsin
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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The intense heat is over for now, while a summer-long drought will continue this week in much of Wisconsin.

Some parts of the Badger State had highs in the 90s Sunday, but for the first time in almost two weeks the mercury is not expected to hit 90 anywhere in Wisconsin Monday.

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Parts of the far north had up to a half-inch of rain Sunday after intense thunderstorms dumped up to four inches of rain on the area late last week.

Sunday's rainfall diminished as it entered southern Wisconsin, where it has hardly rained at all this summer. A few showers moved into that region late Sunday night, but by midnight the rain moved east into Lake Michigan.

The National Weather Service says high pressure will prevail for most of the week. A weak system might bring a few showers through Tuesday, but mostly clear weather is expected all week.

Temperatures will be near normal in the 80s for the first part of the week. The 90s could return to southwest Wisconsin as early as Thursday.

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