MILWAUKEE- After some morning fog across southeast Wisconsin, the skies should partially clear then some very mild conditions roll into the area. Temperatures should soar into the middle seventies across the Milwaukee area and stay in the seventies on Thursday before a cold front hits by Thursday evening and it really takes those temperatures down. Cold air will settle in for the upcoming weekend with high temperatures only in the middle forties.
Rainfall over the past couple of days has brought the monthly precipitation in Milwaukee to 2.69 inches which is four-hundredths of an inch above normal, so this month is guaranteed to be above normal for precipitation. There are a few more opportunities for rain before the end of the month, especially on Thursday afternoon and evening. October in Milwaukee is only the third month of the year so far with above normal precipitation, which is why much of the area is in a moderate drought condition.
The only other months with wetter than normal conditions were May with almost four inches of rain and March with just over three inches of precipitation.
The actual driest part of the year started on June 1st and continues today with a deficit of more than five inches. From January 1st until May 31st we were right at normal precipitation for Milwaukee.