Warm and windy for Memorial Day

NOW: Warm and windy for Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day we remember the men and women serving our country that died fighting for our freedoms. Thank you for your sacrifice. It is also the unofficial start to summer and it will start to feel like it! After a very pleasant weekend with a few isolated showers we stay dry on Memorial Day with temperatures warming well into the 80s. After a few clouds in the morning we see a mostly sunny sky return in the afternoon.

I do think we have a bit of a Lake influence so temperatures will be a touch warmer inland where they could hit 90*. Expect middle 80s near the lakefront with some lakeside spots staying in the upper 70s.

The last few Memorial Days have been a little all over the place with temperatures (as is typical of late May). 2021 saw comfy highs in the mid 70s, 20202 was warm in the middle 80s but 2019 was cool in the 60s with rain. Temperatures this year will be closest to 2018 when we hit 87*. The warmest Memorial Day on record in Milwaukee was 1994 when we hit 91*.

If you plan on heading down to the beaches of Lake Michigan to cool off stay out of the water! Dangerous swim conditions are in place with waves to 5 feet and dangerous currents. Ankle deep to cool off and that's it! 

Tuesday could be the warmer and more humid day this week. That will add a lot of fuel to thunderstorm chances as a cold front rolls through Tuesday afternoon and evening. All of southeast Wisconsin is already in the Level 2 Slight risk. Damaging wind and hail are the main threats.

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