Chasing another heat record over the next week

It's been quite the warm year across southeast Wisconsin with 2021 currently the 3rd warmest year to date. Most months this year have been very warm with February being the exception.

Given all of the warmth, it should be no surprised that we continue to break heat related records. Milwaukee broke the record for most 80 degree days in a year over the weekend (82 days), and we're on our way to breaking the record for latest first fall night in the 40s (latest is Oct. 7th and we have no 40s in the forecast over the next week). 

Another record that will likely fall over the next week is the record for most 70s in a year. Milwaukee has already has 142 days in the 70s or warmer this year. No other year has had anywhere near that many 70s through todays date.

The all time record for most 70s in a year is 145 days in 2016.

There's a good chance we at least tie that record this weekend, if not break it. We could make a run at 70 on Thursday before warming well in the 70s this weekend.

Before we can enjoy some weekend warmth, we'll have to deal with some rain. Scattered showers and isolated storms will move back in after midnight tonight and continue off and on throughout Thursday and Friday.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to track the scattered showers and storms.

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