Hazy Sky; Where's the Rain?
The past few days Milwaukeeans should have seen a beautiful sun with baby blue sky. Canadian wildfires had something to say about that bringing a hazy, milky white sky to many states in the Upper Midwest. The jet stream has been pushing smoke from fires in Canada over Wisconsin for the past few days. A break from the milky sky comes in the form of rain on Monday night.
Thanks in part to the hazy, smokey sky an air quality alert has been issued for Milwaukee and Kenosha counties until 11 PM Sunday night. Those with respiratory issues such as asthma should try to limit time outdoors.
Although southeast Wisconsin is not currently in a drought, we certainly need some rain. Milwaukee only picked up 0.41\" of rain in the lat 15 days of June and so far July has stayed dry. During that same time period, typically Milwaukee picks up 2.33\" of rainfall.
Our next chance for rain moves in Monday night with a chance for stronger wind gusts. Forecast found here.