Warm Weather Wanes
The first week of November has felt more like the first week of June. We've been treated to incredible warmth the last seven days. Take a look at our November so far:
You can see all days have been in the 60s and 70s. That puts us about fourteen degrees above normal on the month. I hope by this time all of you have been able to get out and enjoy these sunny mild days, because you already know what I'm about to say next. Maybe you don't, but of course this weather can't last forever. Now we're monitoring cold shots of air that are poised to move across the area over the next week or so. And with that cold, maybe we'll feel our first freezing day here in Milwaukee. With all the late season warmth, we have yet to plunge to sub-freezing weather. On average we see that by the end of October. Check out the top five "latest" freezes for Milwaukee.
As you can see from the thumbnail image of this story there's a cold front lurking back to our west. That will arrive here early tomorrow morning and bring cooler air, along with a chance for a few morning showers. As you head out to the polls, the chance for showers will be with us until around 9AM. We're only expecting a light passing shower as the cold front blows by, but we'll feel cooler temps which are expected to top out only in the middle 50s. The forecast of 54° for Tuesday is still warmer than the normal high of 50° for tomorrow's date. And the low will be cool, but not freezing. Not just yet! However, with the exception of Thursday's forecast of 63° our ten day forecast has mostly 50s for highs, and even a few 40s. The overnight lows will also touch the 30s at times. So freezing weather is looking more likely.
The first really cold plunge arrives this Friday where highs likely stay in the 40s. Friday night could bring our first freezing temperature to Milwaukee, with a forecast low of 34°. The above graphic shows that if we do drop to freezing on Friday, that would put us tied for the 5th latest freeze for the city. If it doesn't happen then, another cold push of air is set to arrive next week Wednesday. By Thursday morning, we should see widespread freezing temps across the area. For what it's worth, temperatures will be cool, but normal for this time of the year.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld