Technically today is the last day of "winter", as the Spring Equinox is on Tuesday, but it sure won't feel like it in southeastern Wisconsin. Temperatures will not break any records today as we will have more cloud cover, keeping highs at the lake in the low 70s. Waukesha and inland areas will still see temperatures rise into the mid to upper 70s. There is a slight chance for some spotty showers and even a thunderstorm possible this afternoon but it will not be a washout.
Tonight temperatures will remain unseasonably warm, 55° in Milwaukee and close to 60° inland.
Drier and warmer weather returns for Tuesday and Wednesday and we're back to talking record highs again as southerly winds continue to kick up warmer air. Most locations will see temperatures close to 80° with partly cloudy skies, though it will become cooler by the lake in the afternoon, just like in the summer.
A more active weather pattern settles in for Wednesday night through Saturday, bringing off and on chances for showers and thunderstorms. The main thing you'll notice is temperatures taking a dive back into the 50s by the weekend.
Enjoy the last day of "winter"!
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance for afternoon showers and T'storms.
Highs: 73 lakefront... 77 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: S 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower.
Lows: 55lakefront... 59 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: S 5-15 mph.
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer.
Highs: 77 lakefront... 80 Waukesha & inland (Milwaukee Record: 77° in 1921)
Wind: S 10-15 mph.
TUES NIGHT: Partly cloudy and warm.
Lows: 56 lakefront... 58 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: S 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and still very warm.
Highs: 78 lakefront... 81 Waukesha and inland (Milwaukee Record: 75° in 1938)
Wind: SSW 10-15 mph.