Get ready for another hot and humid weekend
Thursday was the coolest day so far this July. With a high of only 75 in Milwaukee it was the coldest high temperature since June 15 when we only hit 70*. The cooler Thursday dropped our average temperature for the month down just a bit so we are now tied for the third warmest July but a warm weekend should return us back to sole place of third.
Contrast Thursday's cooler day with this stat: on today's date in 1934 Milwaukee hit its all time record high temperature of 105*. We've never had a day in recorded history warmer than that number.
Temps will be warm this weekend but nowhere close to 100*. Highs will hang out around 90* both Saturday and Sunday before starting to cool again towards the middle of next week.
As the temperature rise so will the humidity. You may notice a little mugginess on Friday but tropical-like humidity returns for Saturday with dew points around 70 and Sunday will be even worse with dew points in the middle 70s rivaling the humidity from last Saturday.
There are no heat headlines currently for Wisconsin with heat indices expected to stay just below criteria but there are heat headlines out west in the Upper Plains where heat advisories and excessive heat warnings have been issued for parts of Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
Our heat for Sunday will all depend on a round of storms. If the storms arrive earlier we could be a little cooler but if they hold off until evening we may see warmer temps and a heat advisory may be needed. Because of all the heat and humidity any storms that do form could be a bit strong with gusty wind and some heavy rain. Rain wraps up Monday morning and the majority of next week looks dry.
As the forecast currently stands, heat indices or the feels like temperatures will rise into at least the upper 90s to around 100* for Sunday. If you are going to be outside make sure to drink plenty of water and take indoor breaks.
Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to see how hot it's going to be where you live and track the changes with Sunday's storms.