Happy first day of spring! We continue to march through the records today - with high temperatures in the upper 70s lakeside and low 80s inland. 77° is the record high in Milwaukee, set back in 1921, and we should get there today before the afternoon lake breeze kicks in. Expect partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies today with a warm wind from the south at 10-15mph. Tonight we will continue the unseasonably warm weather with partly cloudy skies and lows near 60° in southeast Wisconsin.
Wednesday will be almost a repeat forecast of Tuesday, with record high temperatures likely. Milwaukee will hit 78°, which will break the record of 75° from 1938. Waukesha and inland areas will see temperatures again in the low 80s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
A cold front to our west that has been moving at almost snail pace will move in on Thursday, dropping temperatures into the 60s and more importantly bringing a good chance for rain and a few thunderstorms. Rain chances continue through Saturday as temperatures drop into the 50s, but that's still warmer than our average high for March.
This is the warmest start to the year ever in Milwaukee, and temperatures will continue to stay above normal through the 7 day planner.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TODAY: Partly to mostly sunny, still very warm.
Highs: 77 lakefront... 80 Waukesha & inland.
(Milwaukee Record: 77° in 1921)
Wind: S 10-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy and warm.
Lows: 56 lakefront... 60 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: S 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, continued unseasonable warmth.
Highs: 78 lakefront... 81 Waukesha & inland.
(Milwaukee Record: 75° in 1938)
Wind: SSW 5-15 mph.
WED NIGHT: Mostly cloudy and warm.
Lows: 53 lakefront... 58 Waukesha and inland.
Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and cooler with PM scattered rain showers/T'storms.
Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.