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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! The longest dry spell in Milwaukee since March is upon us. Great news as the biggest music festival of the year begins on Wednesday…Summerfest.
Back on March 10-19 Milwaukee recorded 10 consecutive dry days. Tuesday will mark day number 5 without rain in Milwaukee. That streak should last at least another couple of days.
The dry weather through Wednesday will be accompanied by comfortable highs in the 70s. Average highs are now around 80 degrees, so we will be very seasonal heading into mid-week. Below is the forecast surface map on Wednesday. The big ‘H’ over the western Great Lakes should make everyone happy!
As the warm front ‘shown in red above’ marches into the Midwest by Thursday it will turn warmer and also more humid. With increased moisture and heat, along with a front around, some isolated showers and storms may pop up late Thursday into Friday. Again it is tough to pinpoint where any showers may develop, so don’t cancel any plans later this week.
In fact, I would make plans to hit the pool or beach by Friday, as highs will jump to around 90 in southeast Wisconsin. It will be our first true taste of heat since we saw three straight record highs in early June. By Thursday the heat will be sizzling the Plains. Look at the NAM temperature forecast map below. Highs in central Kansas will jump to 110 or higher!
The 90s on the map below will extend into southern Canada.
For this week I’m highly confident on nice weather for Tuesday-Wednesday…and for part of Thursday. Also confident in a very warm/hot Friday. Confidence is lower for a chance of showers later Thursday into Friday. Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for the updates on rain chances this week.
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