Big Weather Changes Coming, Are You Prepared?

This could be the last day for a long time to enjoy spring-like weather in Southern Wisconsin.  We have a shallow layer of Low clouds and fog this morning, but we also have a steady southwest wind with temperatures starting out in the low 60s.  To put this into perspective, our normal low temperature today is 37°.

As the low clouds thin through the morning just a little sun is all that's needed to help temps soar into the upper 60s and low 70s once again. The latest we've ever recorded a 70° temp in Milwaukee is November 21st back in 1913.  The earliest date on record for a temp of at least 70° is March 7th... so if we're going to see the thermometer hit 70° over the next 100+ days it'll be a record setting performance from Mother Nature.  

Indeed, this extended stretch of unseasonably warm weather comes to an abrupt end tonight as a strong cold front comes crashing through around midnight - dropping temps to more November-like numbers by Friday morning.  

This will be quite a shock as we go from the 70s today to the 40s and wind chills in the 30s most of tomorrow.  Here's a look at some high temps forecast for this afternoon.  Compare this to the image just below it showing low temps tomorrow morning and you'll have a better understanding of the drastic change on the way.

Thunderstorms are still expected along this transition from warm to cold and conditions are still favorable for isolated strong/damaging wind gusts and possibly quarter sized hail.  Stay tuned to CBS58 on air and online for further updates throughout the day. 

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