MILWAUKEE- The coldest air of the autumn season has arrived and high temperatures will stay in the thirties across much of the state including the city of Milwaukee. There should be plenty of sunshine as the air is not only cold but very dry.
A huge high pressure system will take over the middle of the country this week and keep things very dry with no major storms in sight. Temperatures will moderate and slowly warm into the weekend with high temperatures back to around fifty degrees by Friday or Saturday in Milwaukee.
This month has been running well below normal through today, although the monthly average temperature did go back up a bit after the sixty degree weather of last weekend. Our monthly average temperature is running 1.7 degrees below normal, but that figure will drop after yesterday and today.
A cold start to this month bucks the trend over the past twelve Novembers since the beginning of this century in the year 2000. In nine of the past twelve years November has been above or even well above normal for average monthly temperature.
All four of the past Novembers in Milwaukee from 2008 through 2011 were above normal for temperatures, with November of 2009 the warmest falling in the top five warmest November on record for Milwaukee.