Storm Team 4
Week-long heat advisory for part of Milwaukee area
MILWAUKEE - The National Weather Service has issued a pair of heat advisories for Southeastern Wisconsin.
Waukesha, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Walworth and Washington Counties are currently under a heat advisory which will last for the entirety of the week until 10 p.m. Friday.
Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine and Sheboygan Counties will have a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 10 p.m. that same night.
"That is going to be the hottest day of the week. We're going to have strong, southwesterly winds, so the lake is out of play," explained Storm Team 4Caster Brian Gotter.
"It will be no cooler at the lake. Everyone will be in the upper 90's. There will be some humidity in there. This is not going to be that stifling, steamy air, but there will be enough humidity to get these heat (indices) over 100 degrees."
Brian said that wind shifts would help cool down the lakeside counties after Tuesday.
"We will have a light wind over the rest of the week, and that lake breeze is going to kick in."
He also tells us about things to do to keep safe in the heat.
"Common sense," said Brian. "Drink plenty of water, find shade. If you're out in the sun, it easily feels about 10 degrees warmer. You just want to take it easy."