No big relief in sight from heat and humidity

NOW: No big relief in sight from heat and humidity


It has been a very warm start to this July and the heat doesn't look like it's going anywhere. Through the first six days of the month it is the sixth warmest start to July on record. 2012 was the warmest start to July after a couple days in the 100s. The temperature Monday hit 93* which is tied for the warmest day of the year so far and it was our 10th day in a row in the 80s. 

High temperatures will stay in the low 90s the next few days then cool slightly into the low and middle 80s for the upcoming weekend. If we see enough of a lake breeze Saturday and Sunday we may not reach the 80s but that will be our only chance at cool weather over the next 10 days.

In addition to the heat, it will stay humid. Dew points are expected to stay in the low 70s putting them in the tropical category through Thursday. As the heat subsides slightly this weekend we could see lower dew points in the 60s but still expect to feel at least a little humidity. 

Looking at the long term temperature trends there's not much relief out there. The 8-14 trend which takes us through July 20th gives Wisconsin a 70-80% chance for above-average temps. Expect off and on 90s to continue for the next two weeks.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to track the heat and any storms that pop up the next few days.

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