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A large high pressure system will be taking hold from the northwest and will dominate our weather for at least the next few days. We will initially be on the front side of this high today, leading to some breezy north and northwest winds. After some clouds early, the sky will become sunny and highs will be in the pleasant and seasonable low 80’s. Dew points will drop through the 60’s all day, and perhaps into the upper 50’s by later afternoon, making it feel more comfortable. The high will then start to move overhead at night, with light winds and a clear sky, we can expect some very comfortable sleeping weather. You’ll be able to open the windows for a change without all the muggy air, with lows in the 50’s.

The weather looks great for area events Friday and going into this next weekend. The high will remain parked overhead on Friday, bringing bright sunshine and lighter winds. Highs will again be in the low 80’s and it will stay comfortable. The high will then start to slide east and we will get on the backside through the weekend. As this occurs we can expect to add at least a few degrees each day and humidity will also start to creep up again. Still, it’s going to stay dry with more sunshine on Saturday and perhaps just a few extra clouds on Sunday. Highs will rise to the mid and upper 80’s. A weak cold front is forecast to drop down from the north on Sunday, possibly bringing scattered storms to far Northern Wisconsin and perhaps a bit further south on Monday. This would be our next chance to see a shower or storm, but it’s rather low at this time.


Wednesday morning just before 5 AM, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male subject advising that a garage was on fire at a residence on Imalone Road, Bruce. According to the report, the caller advised that the siding was melting but the house was not on fire. A few minutes later a second call advised the house was now on fire. The Bruce and Exland Fire Departments and Bruce ambulance responded to the scene. Jump River was contacted to respond to the scene. The Red Cross was also contacted. The Bruce Fire Department was on the scene for about 90 minutes. At about 2:15 in the afternoon Wednesday, the Exland Fire Department was back at the scene for a rekindle of the fire. No other information was available.

At about 8:50 PM Wednesday night, a male subject advised the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office that he believes his girlfriend’s brother may have stolen his vehicle that was reported in Chippewa County last week. The vehicle is a Navy Blue 2008 Saturn that had a magnetic dealer plate but it is likely pulled off. The vehicle may be at a location on South Blueberry Road, Conrath. According to the report, a Rusk County deputy did not locate the vehicle.

MADISON – Wisconsin’s 2018 spring waterfowl population surveys indicate stable to increased numbers of breeding waterfowl pairs as well as relatively good wetland conditions, which should result in increased waterfowl production this year across most of the state.

“Overall, we saw fewer numbers of birds than the 2017 estimates; however, we did see an increase in the Mallard population estimate and stable estimates for wood ducks and Canada geese,” said Taylor Finger, DNR migratory bird ecologist. “We continue to be at or above the long-term average for all but blue-winged teal.”

This survey information, along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continental duck survey and Ontario Canada goose survey provides information regarding yearly waterfowl breeding conditions and is used to determine the fall season structure for Wisconsin.

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