Monday Could be Warmest Day of 2016 as Warm Weather Continues
By Wisconsin standards, this weekend has been beautiful! Consistent sunshine both Saturday and Sunday and temperatures in the 60s lakeside and 70s inland with a few spots even making it into the 80s.
If you define "nice" weather this time of year as dry with temperatures above 50° then we have had four straight days of "nice" weather in Milwaukee. The last time we had that long of a dry and warm stretch was back in November - 159 days ago!
If for whatever reason, you didn't have an opportunity to get outside this weekend, you still have a chance to enjoy the nice weather. In fact, Monday has the potential to be the warmest day of 2016! The lake breeze will take a break Monday morning as a southwest wind moves through, this will allow temperatures to quickly warm through the 50s and 60s during the morning. Without a lake breeze, by noon Milwaukee is expected to be right around 70°. With a little more warming the temp lakeside should reach the low to middle 70s with inland areas staying in the middle to upper 70s and an isolated 80° temp not out of the question. A lake breeze will return by late afternoon or early evening. If that lake breeze arrives earlier than expected then temperatures may struggle to reach 70°.
Before Monday, the warmest day so far in 2016 in Milwaukee was March 8 when the mercury hit 71°. We also hit 70° earlier this month on April 3.