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End to the heat wave in sight...

CREATED Jun 20, 2012
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This is the final day of this mini heat-wave in southeastern Wisconsin with highs in the mid-90s, lots of sun and sticky conditions.  The only thing to help us feel a bit cooler is the strong wind, from the southwest today at 15-25mph, gusting over 30mph.

Tonight a cold front will break us free from the heat and humidity, wringing out the moisture in the form of rain and thunderstorms.  Most of this activity should take place after 2am and a few showers could linger into Thursday morning.  Many of us will only see a tenth of an inch of rain but some spots could get up to a quarter of an inch, we need more than that to shake the abnormally dry conditions we have.  Some place like Oconomowoc have a burning ban in place due to the dry conditions, so postpone burning any brush or campfires.

It will feel much more comfortable on Thursday afternoon as the cloud cover decreases along with the temperature and humidity.  Highs will be close to 80 degrees with lighter winds from the WNW at 5-15mph.  Friday will be sunny with light winds, low humidity and seasonable temperatures.  We stay close to normal (in the upper 70s) for the weekend with a slight chance for scattered showers on Sunday.

YOUR SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN, WAUKESHA, AND MILWAUKEE FORECAST BY JESSE RITKA

TODAY: 
   Mostly sunny, hot, humid and windy.
        High:   94.
        Wind: SW 15-25 mph, Gusting to 30mph.

TONIGHT:    Showers and T'storms late.
        Low:    70.
        Wind: SW-W 10-15 mph.

THURSDAY:    A few morning showers/T'storms then clearing to mostly sunny,
        not as windy, slightly cooler and less humid.
        High:   80.
        Wind: WNW 5-15 mph.

THUR NIGHT:    Mostly clear, seasonably warm.
        Low:    62.
        Wind:  WNW 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:    Mostly sunny and seasonable.
        High:   78.
        Wind:  WNW 5-10 mph.

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