Surge of warmth this week with a return of humidity

NOW: Surge of warmth this week with a return of humidity

It's been a long wait but we are finally going to warm up this week! Milwaukee has yet to hit 60* so far this May with the average temperature for the month currently running almost 5* below-average. Highs should surge into the 60s lakeside on Monday and well into the 70s away from the lakefront. Expect 70s for everyone Tuesday then hovering around 70* Wednesday with near 80* possible Thursday and Friday. 

We still have a lake breeze on Monday with about a 5* difference expected between Milwaukee and Waukesha and another 5* warmer in areas like Beaver Dam and Watertown. The wind on Monday will be very strong with gusts to 40 mph. The wind is lighter on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday should see less of a lake breeze with more of a south wind but the lake component returns for Wednesday.

In addition to the warming you might start to feel a little more humidity this week. Monday is expected to still be comfortable but dew points become more noticeable Tuesday and you might still feel it on Wednesday. 

With some of the nice uniform warmth and rise in humidity on Tuesday there is the chance for storms. An isolated storm could happen in western counties before sunrise Tuesday morning. Most of the day is dry with sunshine but late afternoon into the evening and at night could see a few thunderstorms. Any storms that do form could be strong to borderline severe with lots of thunderstorm fuel in the atmosphere.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the warmth this week and chance for strong storms on Tuesday.

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