A Mild Weekend?
Today is the pick day of the week with just a few clouds, a light breeze and highs in the 60s and 70s. Temperatures along the lakefront will drop into the 50s this afternoon, but at least the wind is light compared to the 30-55 mph gusts we had last Saturday through Monday.
The NE winds have kept us a good 15 to 20 degrees below normal near the lake and about 10 degrees below normal west of Waukesha this week, even with the sunshine. Cool weather is not uncommon in May, especially near the lake, and the record low for today is 34 from 1895. On this date in 2002, the high was only 44, which tied for the coldest high temperature for today…the normal high today is 68 degrees.
Last weekend was windy and cold with highs in the 40s and tomorrow will be near 70 and Sunday will be near 80 with thunderstorms both days, especially Saturday. Finally, a mild weekend! For the first time this spring, yes the first time, Milwaukee will be in the 70s, and maybe 3 days in a row including Monday.
Since April 1st, 49 days, Milwaukee has been in the 80s twice (April 10 was 84; May 12 was 86), 60s 12 days, 40s 17 days and 1 day in the 30s. Last April and May had 5 80s, 10 70s, 7 60s and 9 40s.