Hot, hazy, and humid. Triple “H” is back. We hit 88 degrees today in Milwaukee at 11:00 AM, but because the lake breeze kicked in we did not make it to 90. The record high for today is 90 degrees set back in 1950. When the lake breeze started moving in some weird fog made its way into Downtown. Take a look at a picture from one of my co-workers at WISN-12.
I love this picture because it shows the Hoan bridge and the only building visible in downtown was the top of the U.S. Bank building. That fog cooled it down quickly along the lake, but the fog has not made it much farther than a block or two inland. There is a dense fog advisory over the lake right now. You can see it on a visible satellite image.
The milky white color over Lake Michigan is fog. It is forming because we have a very humid air mass and when the humid air collides with the cool air over the lake the dewpoint is hit and fog forms. Just like yesterday, you can also pick out where the lake breeze is because of the cumulus clouds created by the lift of the cooler air pushing the warm and moist air upward. There is another example of the lake breeze on radar again today.
The lake breeze has made it farther inland today than yesterday, but the warm air mass is still keeping temperatures quite mild. Inland temps are all around 90. Temperatures will be back in the 80s on Tuesday and Wednesday with plenty of humidity. A cold front will arrive late on Wednesday afternoon and that may kick off a few showers and isolated storms. At this point, severe storms are not expected. Get a look at the Wednesday afternoon forecast.
The rain does not look too impressive for us, but if you are hoping to get a little less humid that should happen on Thursday. The early prognostication for the holiday weekend looks very nice with highs around 70 and partly sunny skies. Have a great day.