June Starts Warm

NOW: June Starts Warm

Okay okay, so we're just three days into the month, but it's nice to talk about warm temps here in Wisconsin. We've had a mixed bag of 70s, 80s, and 90s so far. 

 The average monthly high is quite warm at nearly 85 degrees. The lows have also been balmy the last two nights, near record warmth, something referred to as the "high min". Check it out: 
 When you notice that our average high and low sit at 71 and 52 respectively, it becomes clear how warm we've been this month. The average high is almost fifteen degrees above normal but the overnight lows are also running about ten degrees higher than the averages. Currently, we have an overall monthly temperature at about 73 degrees which puts us 11.5 degrees above normal so far this June. That shakes out to be the 5th warmest start on record, for Milwaukee.

Even the lake temperature is ahead of schedule. Take a look: 

 Even though 51 degrees sounds chilly (and it is!) that's a couple degrees above the norm for this time of year. Lake Michigan peaks in the low 70s in August. Today, wind does keep us a bit milder lakeside, but it's light enough where a pleasant day at the beach can be expected.

Moving forward we have another warm day tomorrow, but then continuing the trend of the last couple weeks, we'll feel a cool down for the weekend. That comes behind a cold front that brings a chance for scattered showers and storms through Friday followed by cooler air and the return of the lake breeze. Beyond that up and down temps look probable through next week with a collection of 70s and 80s in store.

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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