The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin this 4th of July is for dangerous heat and humidity with heat indices approaching 110 degrees for today and Thursday. The record for today is 98 and 96 for Thursday...today will be at least tied and tomorrow broken. Remember, these temperatures are in the shade and easily 10 degrees warmer in the sun.
A cold front moves into the area by Friday afternoon with scattered storms and highs in the lower 90s. Scattered showers are still likely on Saturday with highs in the lower 80s and less humidity. Sunday will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s with sun and comfortable humidity.
***HEAT ADVISORY OR EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN THROUGH 10:00PM FRIDAY***
TODAY: Mostly sunny, very hot, and very muggy...isolated shower
High: 98...becoming cooler at the lake
Record: 98 from 1990
Wind: WSW/SE 5-10 mph
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, very warm, and very muggy with an isolated shower or storm during the evening
Wind: Light SW
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, very hot, and very muggy
Record: 96 from 1911
Wind: SW-SE 5-10 mph
THU NIGHT: Mostly clear, very warm, and very muggy
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, very hot and humid with scattered afternoon storms
High: 88 Lakefront...97 Waukesha
Wind: NNE 5-10 mph