The holiday weekend starts out on a stormy note with showers and thunderstorms possible mainly before noon today with partly cloudy skies through the afternoon. Temperatures will be cooler at the lakefront, near 70° but further inland it will warm into the mid-70s due to a light ESE wind at 5-15mph. There is a slight chance for a few more showers and T'storms to develop early this evening. Any remaining shower exits tonight and cloud cover will decrease in the wake of the warm front.
We will feel the heat on Sunday with mostly sunny skies and an increase in humidity. Temperatures will flirt with record highs as most of southeast Wisconsin warms into the low 90s. Monday will stay especially warm in the east with upper 80s and a few low 90s expected before a cold front moves through during the early evening hours, bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some of those storms could be strong to severe so be weather aware if you are enjoying Memorial Day outside.
Cooler air settles in on Tuesday with a return of the 70s under mostly sunny skies. We drop another 10 degrees into the low 60s by Wednesday and stay below average until next weekend.
HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE
AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA
TODAY: Partly to mostly cloudy and mild with scattered showers and T'storms
possible mainly before noon, slight chance this evening.
Highs: 71 lakefront... 75 Waukesha & inland.
Wind: ESE 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Any showers end, then decreasing clouds.
Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, hot and humid.
High: 94 (Record: 94° in 1911)
Wind: S 10-15 mph.
SUN NIGHT: Partly cloudy, warm.
Wind: S 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy, breezy, hot and humid with PM showers & T'storms,
some could be strong to severe.
Wind: SW 10-20 mph, gusting to 30mph.