A More Seasonable Pattern on the Way
The month of April was a test of patience. Temperatures were cooler than normal many days of the month, especially near the lake. April ended nearly two degrees below normal.That ended a seven month stretch of above normal temps in Milwaukee. There's a recap of the entire month below, check it out. Note: The green line is the average high temperature for each day as it rises by about ten degrees from the beginning to the end of the month.
Moving onto May, we've had a few nicer days so far. Yesterday was one of them as many locations were up near 70°!!
And while Tuesday was nice, we haven't had a nice consistent stretch of temps in the 60s since the middle of October. That's about to change starting Friday with forecast highs in the mid to upper 70s and plenty of sun to go along with the warmth.
Now as we look ahead into May, things are starting to shape up. It's another transition month as temps climb about ten degrees on both the high and the low from the first to the last day of the month.
Sunshine is expected by Thursday afternoon and that will give us a chance to hit the mid 50s lakeside and around 60° inland. By Friday we start that stretch of warmer than normal temps as we all enjoy the 70s. Some outlying areas across the west may even hit 80° The weekend comes with a chance for morning showers and storms Saturday, but we're still anticipating highs in the 60s. Mother's Day looks pleasant with sunshine and highs in the mid 60s.
Ahead for next week we're eyeing more days in the 60s. There's a chance for showers Monday, chance for storms Tuesday, and then Wednesday looks mainly dry. Storm chances move back in for Thursday morning and again by late Friday. The icing on the cake is that the following weekend has potential for sunshine and 70s.
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I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld