Hot holiday temps continue into the start of the work week
It's been a rather hot 4th of July across the Badger State today with temps in the upper 80s to low 90s and heat indices approaching the mid 90s.
Temps will remain very warm this evening, only slowly dropping through the 80s, but we'll remain dry for any fireworks festivities! Southwest wind will be around 10 mph.
While dry weather is expected tonight in southeast Wisconsin, a few isolated storms will track across the northern half of the state ahead of a cold front.
These showers will fall apart before reaching southeast Wisconsin early Monday morning, with the cold front stalling out from Green Bay to La Crosse. This front will slowly slide south during the day, reaching SE WI late afternoon to early evening. With hot and humid weather building throughout the day, a few isolated storms may pop between 5-8 pm.
However, this isn't a very strong front and our airmass is so hot that it may keep a "cap" over SE WI, preventing storms from forming. Best chance for isolated storms will be north of I-94 where the cap will be weaker. *IF* storms are able to pop, they could produce gusty winds. Due to this threat, there's a level 1, Marginal Risk, for severe storms in place.
As previously mentioned, the heat and humidity will be building ahead of the front during the afternoon with highs in the low 90s once again with heat indices approaching the mid to upper 90s.
That same front will lift northward as a warm front Tuesday morning, with another day of heat and humidity expected. However, we'll have a few more scattered clouds. There may be a sprinkle as the front moves northward, but a majority of Tuesday is looking dry until the evening and overnight hours when the cold front works through.
Depending on the exact timing of the front, we could have some stronger storms. Showers linger in Wednesday morning before ending with cooler temps moving in behind the front.
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