Near record heat continues this weekend
The heat is on! It arrived on Thursday when highs hit 90 in both Milwaukee and Kenosha and the middle to upper 80s for everyone else. The 90* high in Milwaukee on Thursday tied the record for June 3rd set back in 1972.
Thursday was the first time Milwaukee has hit 90* this year and it came a little bit earlier than average. On average we get our first 90* day on June 13. The June 3rd arrival of getting our first 90 is right around the time we got it last year in 2020 - June 2nd.
The heat continues all weekend and a few more days could tie or even break records. Forecast highs for Friday, Saturday and Sunday all hover around 90 with records in the low to middle 90s. The best chance for a broken record is Friday when the record is 92* but the record of 94* for Saturday and Sunday are also in jeopardy. If all three weekend days hit 90 it will make it four days in a row at or above 90*. The last time we did that was July of 2013.
The nice thing about this heat is it won't come with too much humidity. When highs hit 90 on Thursday dew points were very comfy in the 40s. Those dew points stay mainly in the 50s Friday keeping us comfy but you definitely start to notice the humidity Saturday and Sunday with dew points there in the low 60s.
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