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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog. If the weather conditions that we experienced over the weekend are any indication of what’s ahead this summer, I think many people will be happy!
The skies were filled with sunshine and many headed to the lake to enjoy the beautiful weather. Below is our WISN 12 camera pointed toward downtown Milwuakee and Lake Michigan late Sunday.
For early this week, the focus shifts back to warmer and more humid weather conditions. If you haven’t used your air conditioning or fans this spring, I think many will be turned on for the first time Tuesday or Wednesday.
The next several days will be the first ‘extended’ taste of summer weather for southeast Wisconsin. Highs should reach the 80s or low 90s from Monday-Wednesday. By Monday afternoon, most inland areas will be in the upper 80s to around 90, and lakeshore areas will bounce around from the 70s to 80s. Here is the RPM temperature forecast for 3pm Monday.
As we reach peak heating on Monday, and a lake breezy tries to move inland, a few showers or isolated t-storms may fire up. Rain chances on Monday will be early, mainly west of Milwaukee before 9am, and then mid to late afternoon with daytime heating.
By Tuesday, the flood gates will open to a humid airmass taking over southeast Wisconsin. Dew points on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the 60s to low 70s. Combining this with air temperatures in the 80s to around 90, heat indices will climbe above 90 in most locations.
The NAM computer model indicates that dew points will be around 70 by Tuesday morning. Just click on the map to enlarge the dew point forecast map.
The high heat and humidity will remain in place through Wednesday. But as quickly as the heat moves in, it will depart. Right now it looks like highs will fall back to the 60s for Friday and Saturday.
Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for more on the heat and humidity, and also the timing of possible rain chances this week. Add your thoughts on the warmer days ahead in the comments section of the blog.
Have a great day!