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  • Awesome July Day

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is so a perfect July day with highs in the lower 80s inland and the upper 70s along the lakefront, with a NE wind, a lot of sun and low humidity. This evening will be beautiful with a light wind, low humidity and temps in the lower 70s.

  • Brighter Skies & Toastier Temps

    High pressure building in from the North will clean the atmosphere of any significant cloudiness and we'll finish the work week with plenty of sunshine. The high at the surface will be bolstered by an upper atmospheric ridge which will lift back into our region sending temperatures back up into the 90s for the weekend through early next week. Mainly dry weather returns as well which will serve to bolster the growing drought conditions. Have a great Friday and terrific weekend!

  • The clouds will be gone in the morning for a sunny and pleasant Friday...

    Clouds will stick around tonight with some drizzle and fog near Lake Michigan. The clouds will start to break up in the morning Friday giving way to sunshine and seasonal temperatures. Overnight low temperatures will be in the low to mid-sixties and high temperatures tomorrow will be in the low-eighties lakeside to mid-eighties inland. High pressure building back into our region should bring about another extended period of dry weather with temperatures climbing higher through the weekend. By Saturday, the mercury could be back into the low-90's inland to upper-eighties in Milwaukee.

  • Clouds & Cooler Today

    It finally rained, but our drought situation has been elevated to extreme for all of southern Wisconsin. After about 1" of rain around Milwaukee, and nearly 2" of rain for Racine and Kenosha, the clouds and sprinkles are lingering around the Milwaukee area for Thursday. It is the first cloudy day in over a month. Highs will be in the upper 70s along the lake and lower 80s inland with a lot of humidity and a light breeze. There will be gradual clearing by the late afternoon and evening and lows tonight will drop into the 60s under a clear sky.

  • Seasonal and Breezy

    As an atmospheric disturbance slides away from us we'll see scattered showers and thundershowers diminish across the area early. Temperatures will feel more seasonal in the low 80s. The precipitation and cooler readings won't last long. High pressure building back into our region should bring about another extended period of dry weather with temperatures climbing higher through the weekend. By Saturday, the mercury could be back into the low 90s. Have a great Thursday!

  • There could be more rain around early on Thursday...

    Showers and thunderstorms will continue overnight and that means more rain for southeast Wisconsin. Some areas of southeast Wisconsin received more than an inch of new rain Wednesday evening and Kenosha received nearly two inches. The showers and thunderstorms will dwindle early on Thursday, and then slow clearing arrives by the afternoon. Temperatures overnight will be around seventy degrees and rise into the low-eighties on Thursday. Friday will be sunny and pleasant with high temperatures in the low to middle eighties. A dry stretch returns on Friday with temperatures once again climbing even higher over the weekend into the mid or upper-eighties.

  • Cooler...Severe Storms Possible

    The cold front moved in last evening and the cooler air has replaced the 100 degree heat we endured yesterday, but there is a chance for storms this afternoon mainly to the south of Milwaukee. The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for highs in the upper 70s along the lake and low to mid 80s inland with some humidity from the morning rain showers. There is a chance for storms this afternoon moving in from Minnesota and a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Racine, Kenosha, Walworth and Jefferson Counties until 8pm tonight. Lows will be near 70 tonight with scattered storms possible throughout the not....and not severe.

  • A Bit of Relief

    A cool front has slid through the area and temperatures will be noticably cooler today but still above average with readings in the mid to upper 80s. The lowest readings will be lakeside as winds shft to the Northeast off of Lake Michigan. The boundary between air masses will remain close enough to give us a chance for some scattered showers and storms through tonight, though precipitation still will not be widespread enough to battle the ongoing drought. A dry stretch returns by the end of the week with temperatures once again climbing even higher over the weekend. Have a great Wednesday!

  • More Heat, Humidity and Showers

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for one more day of heat and humidity with highs near 100...the record is 98 from 1942. A cold front is moving through the state and will bring showers and scattered storms later this evening and overnight with lows near 70. Lingering showers are possible Wednesday morning before clearing in the afternoon and highs near 80 along the lake and mid to upper 80s inland...back to normal...for the rest of the week. In addition to cooler air, the humidity will also be comfortable

  • Record Heat Then Relief

    Second verse, same as the first. Today promises to be a virtual repeat performance of yesterday's weather. We'll see abundant sunshine with strong Southwest winds pumping our temperatures back up above 100 degrees. Combine that with dew points climbing to the mid 60s, and the Heat Index will reach up to 105 degrees. Low pressure tracking toward Lake Superior will drag a cool front toward Southeast Wisconsin late today and tonight promising some brief relief from the oppressive heat. However, even with the associated scattered showers and storms, there won't be nearly enough precipitation to put a dent in the remarkably dry conditions. Have a great Tuesday and stay safe in the heat!

  • Tuesday will have sunshine and record hot temperatures !

    Skies will be mostly clear tonight and temperatures will be warm with overnight low temperatures in the upper-seventies in most locations. Tuesday will be sunny and hot on southwest winds which will allow temperatures to rise to the low-one hundreds. Dew points will remain in the low-sixties so it will be a bit humid but not oppressive or tropical. Low pressure will drag a cool front through the area late Tuesday leading to a few scattered showers or thunderstorms, particularly Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Northeast winds on Wednesday will bring cooler and less humid air into Milwaukee for the rest of the week.

  • Record Heat

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin includes a heat advisory for the entire area until 9pm Tuesday as record heat moves back into the region for the next two days. A SW wind will push highs to 100 today (record: 100 from 1887) along with high humidity. There will not be a lake breezed this afternoon so the lake is hot as well.

  • Sunny and Hot!

    With a warm front well to our North and high pressure taking over, stronger Southwest winds will send a resurgent mini heat wave back into Southeast Wisconsin. Readings which have reached triple digits in the Central Plains will build into our region Today and Tuesday. The rising mercury and gradually increasing dew points will lift heat indices up to 105 degrees for a time. The very limited showers and storms over the weekend have done very little to eliminate the growing problems associated with drought conditions. Low pressure will drag a cool front through the area late Tuesday leading to some additional scattered precipitation, particularly Tuesday night into Wednesday, but another dry stretch will take hold after that.

  • Multi-Day Heat Advisory Starts at Noon on Monday

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for tonight is going to be very mild for this time of year. Skies will be or become mostly clear with overnight lows around 70.

  • Another heat wave - Heat Advisory begins Monday

    Another heat wave is cranking up in southeast Wisconsin; today will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-90s inland and low-90s at the lake thanks to an afternoon lake breeze. It will be a little sticky but not oppressively humid. Skies stay clear tonight and temperatures remain warm, in the low 70s.

  • Not Everyone Sees Rain Tonight

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for tonight has a few isolated to scattered showers gradually dying out. Unfortunately, those who really want rain won't be garaunteed a shower tonight. As we lose the daytime heating, the chances of showers gradually diminish. Skies will gradually clear out tonight. Be on the lookout for the Northern Lights tonight as we're getting hit by a coronal mass ejection from the sun. Overnight lows will bottom out in the upper-60's for our lakefront communities and Milwaukee temperatures and mid-60's for Waukesha and inland temperatures.

  • More rain possible then the heat is on

    Friday's rain and thunder brought some much needed rain but unfortunately it was not a widespread rain covering all of southeast Wisconsin. Rain totals ranged from a tenth of an inch to 2.50" in South Milwaukee but that doesn't make too much of a dent in the ongoing drought. We are still 3.75" below average on rain since June in Milwaukee, some locations are even worse.

  • The weekend starts with storms and ends with heat...

    Most of the Today's TMJ4 viewing area is catagorized in a severe drought, but showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon tried to take a bite out of that situation. Some locations received moderate rain, others didn't see a drop. Scattered showers and storms are developing again tonight in southeast Wisconsin and will be scattered around the area through Saturday evening. Hot air has headed back into our area with high temperatures near 90 degrees on Saturday. Sunday looks sunny, hot and humid. Monday and Tuesday will be in the upper-90s and a bit humid with a chance for thunderstorms returning Tuesday night.

  • Its Raining!

    There is rain on the radar...in SE Wisconsin...FINALLY! The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for scattered showers and storms throughout the afternoon and evening with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with more humidity. It will get cooler along the lake and where it rains.

  • Toastier Temps and Dodgin' Some Drops

    Most of the Today's TMJ4 viewing area is now catagorized in a severe drought and the very dry conditions will persist through the day, today. A rather limited storm system will set its sites on Wisconsin later today through Saturday night, but most of the energy will be focused in Central and Northern parts of the state. Still, we could see some scattered showers and storms, particularly on Saturday. Hot air has headed back into our area beginning today with highs reaching near 90. There's some indication those readings could rise back close to triple digits briefly by early next work week with even more very dry days ahead. Have a great Friday and terrific weekend!

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