Dry and mild stretch of weather continues to end the week

NOW: Dry and mild stretch of weather continues to end the week

Temps are starting out on the chilly side this morning thanks to a combination of clear skies and calm winds that have been in place for a majority of the night.

High pressure will be directly overhead today, which will keep skies sunny once again. Winds will be much lighter today, between 5-10 mph, but this will allow a lake breeze to develop by early afternoon, holding highs in the mid 60s today.

Winds will crank back up and turn to the south behind a warm front Friday morning. Although wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected during the day, it’ll pump very warm air back into southeast Wisconsin with highs making a run at 80 degrees. A weak cold front will gradually slide through on Saturday, dropping highs about 10 degrees.

Milwaukee usually experiences it’s last 80° day of the year on September 29th. We haven’t been in the 80s since September 23rd, so this could be our last chance at 80° until next year.

80s in October aren’t a guarantee every year. Temps didn’t make it into the 80s last October or in 2015, but we were as warm as 86° in October 2018.

While the above normal temps stick around through the weekend, they’ll drop back close to normal in the low 60s behind a cold front next week. See when that front moves through and when it’ll bring a chance for storms by downloading the CBS 58 Ready Weather App.

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