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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog! The coldest air of the season dropped into southeast Wisconsin on Friday. The high temperature in Milwaukee was a chilly 38 degrees! This was the coldest high of the Fall, and the coldest high temperature since last March 26!
In this blog entry we’ll discuss the big warm-up that arrives this weekend, and discuss how long it will hang around. First, I want to remind everyone to ‘Fall Back’ this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning, so set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday Night.
This is also a great time to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors.
Remember, with the time change on Sunday the peak daytime heating will now occur an hour earlier. And our sunset and sunrise times will be different. Sunrise will be around 6:33 a.m. and sunset will occur around 4:37 p.m.!
Hard to believe that it will be getting dark before 5 p.m. But remember, the Winter Solstice is just over a month away, after that the sunset times begin to add about a minute each day.
As time falls back this weekend, so will our weather. Meaning that we will begin to experience weather more common in mid-October, instead of early November! Warmer weather will push into the Midwest over the weekend, and should overtake all of southeast Wisconsin by Sunday.
Highs will be cool, but seasonal on Saturday, in the upper 40s in Milwaukee. By Sunday, south to southwest winds will continue, and highs should near 60!
Below is a forecast temperature map for 7 p.m. Sunday. Notice that temperatures of 50 to 55 degrees will still be hanging on across southern Wisconsin!
Not only will Sunday be around 60, but the mild weather should hold through Tuesday or even Wednesday.
Have a great weekend and make sure to leave your thoughts and questions in the comments section of the blog! The updated forecast can be found on WISN 12 News all weekend.