Rain stays away, but dense fog may impact July 3rd fireworks
Tuesday was by far the hottest day of the year with highs reaching the low 90s in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Waukesha. When you add on dew points in the 70s at times the heat index felt like 100°. It was the warmest day since August 4 of last year when the high hit 94°.
Temperatures on Wednesday will be cooler but still warm and right around average with a high near 80°. There may be a touch of a lake breeze so look for slightly warmer conditions inland. Conditions at Summerfest look great and you will be able to leave the umbrella at home.
There is an isolated chance for a shower or storm Wednesday afternoon. The best chance for this activity is in our western and southern spots.
In terms of rain and temperatures, conditions look good for fireworks in Milwaukee at the lakefront which start at 9:30 p.m.
Unfortunately fog might be a big issue. Northern communities woke up to dense fog Wednesday morning. Conditions are expected to get better Wednesday afternoon but then dense fog may roll in off the lake during the evening. Thanks to a muggy atmosphere and light wind, any smoke from fireworks that does go off will hang in the air. Dense fog has postponed the fireworks before and it's not out of the question tonight.
As far as Independence Day goes, storms are possible mainly in the afternoon and early evening. Morning parades should be good and showers may clear out for July 4th fireworks but grab the umbrella just in case. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to track the Wednesday fog and Thursday rain.