MILWAUKEE- Clouds will stick around with the warm air for today in Milwaukee, along with showers or thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. The added rainfall will continue to take this month's precipitation to above normal levels, only the third month this year with ample rainfall. The cold front touching off the storms will bring much colder air into the state for Friday and the weekend with high temperatures dropping back into the forties.
This month has been a real roller coaster ride with temperatures, but that trend will end tomorrow. Friday through the end of the month next Wednesday will feature very chilly maximums in the forties and temperatures around the freezing mark at night. The average monthly temperature in Milwaukee is already running more than a degree below normal, but that figure will fall steadily after the next six days.
This month will end below normal for temperatures and will be the second straight month with below normal temperatures for Milwaukee. September was cooler also with the final average monthly temperature close to a degree below normal. Prior to these two months we experienced eleven consecutive months with average monthly temperatures above normal dating back to September of 2011. While our string of warm months has ended this year is still in the running for warmest on record.