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  • Friday will be a tad warmer with a chance for storms late...

    Clear skies for tonight and a tad warmer but still rather comfortable with dew points in the mid-fifties to low-sixties. Temperatures will range from the low to middle-sixties. Friday will have plenty of sunshine once again and temperatures will slowly climb from the middle-eighties lakeside to the low-nineties inland. Humidity levels will remain quite comfortable with dew points only approaching the 60 degree mark. We're back into the low-90's inland this weekend with a potenital mini heat wave to hit at the beginning of the next work week. Meantime, a weak disturbance could lead to some scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, but they will be widely scattered and any rain will most likely be light.

  • Heating Up...Some Weekend Storms

    The drought conditions in SE Wisconsin have been upgraded to severe and the forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for more sunshine and warmer temperatures the next few days which will continue to dry the lawns and fields. Highs today will be in the mid 80s along the lakefront before cooling down with the lake breeze and near 90 inland. The humid starts to rise and lows tonight will be in the 60s with patchy fog. Friday will be in the mid 80s once again along the lake and lower 90s inland with more humidity.

  • More of the Same

    Here we go again with a "more of the same" forecast. High pressure easing off to our East will bring light winds back around to a more Southerly direction helping to boost our temperatures just a few degrees from yesterday. Humidity levels will remain quite comfortable with dew points only approaching the 60 degree mark. We're back into the 90s starting Friday with a potenital mini heat wave to hit at the beginning of next work week. Meantime, a compact disturbance could lead to some scattered showers and thunderstorms over the weekend, but it won't be anything to write home about. Have a great Thursday!

  • Warming Up

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for another comfortable day with highs near 80 along the lake and upper 80s inland with low humidity, a light breeze and sunshine. High pressure has brought us great weather and as it moves east the winds will shift to the south which brings the back more humidity and highs near 90 through the weekend.

  • Sunny, Warm, and Dry...Again!

    Southern Wisconsin continues in an "official" drought with a deficit of rain now exceeding 4 inches. There's no clear end in sight to this extremely dry pattern. High pressure will continue the quiet weather pattern with a lot of sunshine and gentle winds. Dew points will remain in the 50s leading to a very comfortable "feel" to the air. Our temperatures will moderate a bit each day until we reach a hot highs of 90 degrees for the end of the week. Afternoon breezes off of Lake Michigan will lead to cooler readings the farther East you go. Have a great Wednesday!

  • The sunny, dry and pleasant pattern continues on Wednesday...

    The skies will be clear tonight and the dew points are low so it will be very comfortable, with minimum temperatures in the middle fifties away from the lakeshore. Wednesday will be sunny and mild once again with temperatures in the upper-seventies lakeside to mid-eighties inland. To date we are more than 4 inches below normal for rainfall this Summer with no clear change to the atmospheric pattern during the coming week. Dew points will remain low, so our air will feel comfortable with the absence of much humidity. High temperatures in Milwaukee will be near the seasonal average of 80 degrees Wednesday, but a gradual climb is on the way as we head back to hotter readings of near 90 degrees by the end of the week.

  • Top 10 Day

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for more sunshine, low humidity and comfortable temperatures. Today is a top 10 weather day with highs in the 70s near the lake and mid 80s inland with a light NE wind.

  • Bright Blue and Mild Mercury

    A large area of high pressure is settling in over our region. This will lead to day after day of quiet weather. We can expect plenty of sunshine and a continuation of the very dry weather. To date we are approaching 4 inches below average for rainfall this Summer with no clear change to the atmospheric pattern during the coming week. Dew points will remain low today, so our air will feel comfortable with the absence of much humidity. High temperatures will be near the seasonal average of 80 degrees, but a gradual climb is on the way as we head back to hotter readings near 90 degrees by week's end. Enjoy the sunshine and have a great Tuesday!

  • A beautiful summer weather week ahead but unfortunately no rain in sight...

    A big area of high pressure will dominate conditions providing and abundance of sunshine with gradually warming temperatures. Tonight will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the upper-fifties well inland to low-sixties at the lakeshore. Tuesday will be similar to Monday with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures of around eighty at the lake to mid-eighties well inland. The same pattern will continue through Thursday but add a couple of degrees each day. There is only a slight threat for an isolated hit or miss late afternoon thunderstorm both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, but don't count on it. We'll see a return to the low-90s by the weekend with no significant rainfall expected through the period.

  • Back to Normal Temps..Still Dry

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for the return of normal July weather after last weeks record heat. High pressure will keep up sunny today with highs near 80 at the beach and mid to upper 80s west of Waukesha with comfortable humidity and a NE wind at 10-15 mph. The dry air and clear sky will allow lows tonight to drop into the 50s inland and 60s along the lake.

  • Sunny and Seasonal Start

    The break from oppressive heat continues as we enter the new work week, but there will be no relief from the extremely dry weather. A big area of high pressure will dominate conditions providing and abundance of sunshine with gradually warming readings. We'll see a return to upper 80s and low 90s by next weekend with no significant rainfall expected through the period. Have a great week ahead!

  • Dry Air and Mainly Dry Weather Continue

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for most of the night will have dry air in place. That dry air feels nice with mild temperatures compared to the peak of the heat wave. There are a few dying showers trying to sneak in from the north, but the key word is "dying." Most of us will stay dry tonight with temperatures staying fairly comfortable with overnight lows in the mid-60's for our lakefront communities and Milwaukee temperatures and low-60's for Waukesha and inland temperatures.

  • Relief for everyone today, still little rain in sight

    Everyone will feel the relief today, especially the southern inland counties who were stuck with the heat again yesterday. Highs will be in the low 80s with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and low humidity. It will be partly cloudy and seasonable tonight with overnight temperatures in the low 60s.

  • That's it for The Heat Wave

    The southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha and Milwaukee forecast for most of the night will be cooler, but there's a slight chance of a sprinkle or shower. Most of us will stay dry even though we need that rain. Overnight lows will be in the upper-60's for our lakefront communities and Milwaukee temperatures and mid-60's for Waukesha and inland temperatures.

  • Cooler air moving in!

    Relief is finally here after the hot and sticky heatwave comes to an end! A cold front is already bringing cooler temperatures in thanks to a NNE wind at 10-15mph. High temperatures will still be hot the closer you are to the Illinois border as the cold front will move from north to south, that's why the Excessive Heat Warning lasts longer in the south. 84 degrees won't feel too bad at the lakefront today, but it will still be hot inland; 88 degrees in Waukesha.

  • There is cooler air in sight for the weekend in Milwaukee...

    The skies will be clear to partly cloudy overnight and it will still be rather uncomfortable with low temperatures between 73 and 78 degrees. The heat warnings will continue until 7am for Milwaukee and 2pm on Saturday for counties south of the city. The timing of a cold front's passage is key for how hot we get on Saturday. It's possible readings could rise quickly into the upper-eighties across parts of the southwest viewing area before relief arrives later in the day. Sunday looks much more seasonal with plenty of sunshine. There are no widespread storms in the picture, only isolated showers or thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon.

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel

    There's light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to this heat wave, but that light is still a bit in the distance. After 2 remarkable days with record highs into triple digits, today's readings will remain very hot, but a slightly more active Lake breeze should limit afternoon readings in our lakeshore counties to the upper 90s, while inland locations will once again top 100 degrees. The timing of a cool front's passage is key for how hot we get on Saturday. It's possible readings could rise quickly into the low 90s across parts of the area before relief arrives later in the day. Sunday looks much more seasonal. There are no widespread storms in the picture, only isolated ones later today and Saturday afternoon. Have a great Friday and terrific weekend!

  • One more day of heat before a cold front brings relief this weekend...

    The warm and oppressive humid air mass sticks around THursday night and on Friday so the Excessive heat Warning continues until 10pm Friday night. Clear skies tonight will allow temperatures to drop to around 78 degrees in Milwaukee. There will be more sunshine on Friday but the winds will slowly turn southeast so even though the air is still hot high temperatures should range in the mid to upper-nineties. A cold front rolls through Friday night and hat will allow cooler air to slowly filter into southeast Wisconsin for the weekend. There is also a chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day on Saturday.

  • More Record Heat...Weekend Relief

    The forecast for Milwaukee, Waukesha and SE Wisconsin is for another record day with a high of 100 in Milwaukee. The record was 96 from 1911! The excessive heat warning continues through Friday with heat indices up to 110 degrees...in the shade. Lows tonight will be uncomfortable...in the upper 70s to near 80. Highs on Friday will be in the lower 90s along the lake thanks to a light NE wind and still 100 and humid from Waukesha and inland.

  • Record Setting Heat Repeat

    Look for a repeat performance of the incredibly hot and humid conditions we've suffered through all week long. Yesterday's triple digit, record setting readings will be repeated throughout Southeast Wisconsin, even in our Eastern counties as the Lake breeze will have minimal impact and really not start until too late in the day. The ridge which has allowed this record heat to reach the upper Midwest and Great Lakes will eventually flatten and lead to some relief with more seasonal reading for the weekend. Stay safe in the oppressive heat and have a great Thursday!

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