Milwaukee not alone with a lack of recent sunshine
Where's the sun? That's what a lot of people on southeast Wisconsin have been saying over the past month. The clouds have come with plenty of rain chances with May ending as the 11th wettest month of record and June's rain currently above average levels. When you go into the record books since April 1 there have only been seven completely or mostly sunny days in Milwaukee. Seven out of 80 possible days. The last sunny day was June 7th.
The stat may seem impressive, but when you look at surrounding cities, Milwaukee isn't the only one that's been gloomy. Indianapolis has actually seen less sunny days with only two since the start of April. Madison and Minneapolis have each seen just a few more than Milwaukee. For comparison's sake, the southwest has been seeing near-record heat for weeks now and Phoenix has tallied 35 sunny days.
Our cloud cover comes at the time of year when we are at peak daylight and most of us want to enjoy it. The summer solstice starts Friday at 10:54 a.m. local time. The sunrise is at 5:13 a.m. with the sun setting at 8:34 p.m. giving us 15 hours and 22 minutes of daylight. We are expected to see some sunshine Friday before clouds return. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to see when summer temperatures arrive.