The St. Patrick's Day forecast for southeast Wisconsin calls for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10am this morning. After those clear, it will be another warm day with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be cooler by the lake, especially during the afternoon hours. Temperatures inland will have near record highs today with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Tonight a few isolated showers or thunderstorms may pop up again, but temperatures remain mild with a continuous warm southerly wind.
Keep the sunscreen handy all weekend, you'll need it again on Sunday. Temperatures are forecast to break records on Sunday with mid to upper 70s again expected with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. A lake breeze will set up again, leaving lakeshore communities cooler, especially in the afternoon but keep in mind, we are still 20-30 degrees warmer than March usually calls for.
The work week looks to be another warm one with 70s in the first half before temperatures finally dip into the low 60s by the end, even high 50s are possible by next weekend after a chance for showers and thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TODAY: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and warm, isolated morning T'storms possible.
High: 73 lakefront... 78 Waukesha & inland. (Milwaukee record: 75 in 2009)
Wind: S 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated showers/T'storms possible.
Low: 52 lakefront... 57 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: S 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and warm.
High: 76 lakefront... 79 Waukesha & inland. (Milwaukee record: 75 in 1903)
Wind: SSE 5-15 mph.
SUN NIGHT: Partly cloudy, mild.
Low: 54 lakefront... 58 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy with occasional showers and T'storms possible .
High: 76. (Record: 76 in 1921)
Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.