Warmest day of the year
Just after 1:00 PM on Sunday the mercury in Milwaukee rose to 89° which makes it the hottest day of 2017. The high of 89° was officially reached at 1:12 PM and is just three degrees shy of the record of 92° set almost 100 years ago in 1925. Sunday's temperatures were also the warmest in almost nine months. The last time we were warmer than 89° was September 6, 2016 when the temp hit 94°!
High temperatures across the rest of southeast Wisconsin all made it into the 80s with the warmest temperatures to the south and near the lake thanks to a west wind most of the day. Janesville made it to 90° for the second day in a row.
Sunday was a perfect beach/pool day and hopefully you took advantage of it, because temperatures will come crashing down as we go into the work week. Highs on Monday are expected to be about 20° cooler, especially lakeside where a lake breeze will keep highs in the upper 60s. Inland spots will still reach the 70s.
Get used to the sunshine though because that's sticking around for the next three days. Our next chance at 80 arrives next weekend.