A steamy Wednesday across SE Wisconsin. Temperatures were held to around 80 thanks to the clouds, but the dew points have been running in the upper 60s again. Thankfully, a cool front is pushing through the area right now and that will allow a slow decrease in the dew p0int as drier air works in from the northwest. Take a look at the current dew points across the country.
It could be a lot worse. Dew points just to our south are running in the middle 70s. That is truly tropical air. We fortunately missed out on the heavy rain that stayed just to our south in Chicago today. Heat warnings are in effect across Missouri and Illinois with the heat index rising into the 110s. Yuck!
I will be watching this warm and sticky air mass closely because there is a chance it could make it into Wisconsin by next Monday. In the meantime, enjoy the more comfortable air mass moving in. It will still be warm on Thursday, but the start of state fair will at least have a nice breeze and a dew point closer to 60.
Jeremy talked about the possibility of the northern lights in his blog yesterday. We did not get to see them last night around here, but there is another chance tonight. Take a look at a picture sent to the blog yesterday from Zaphod. It is from the web site, spaceweather.com. The picture is from Denmark…the country, not Denmark ,Wisconsin.
I can’t promise that we will see anything like that around here, but it certainly worth looking for late tonight. Have a wonderful day and check out tomorrow’s blog talking about near record warmth in Lake Michigan. Thanks for reading. Mark