Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMKX 201021
Wisconsin Weather Summary
National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
515 AM CDT Wed Jul 20 2016
High pressure shifted east over the eastern Great Lakes but retained
its influence over Wisconsin. Skies were sunny to partly cloudy
across the state and it was dry. Southwest Wisconsin became overcast
during the afternoon as thunderstorms tracked southwest of the state.
Winds were light and high temperatures were in the lower to mid 80s.
These highs were close to or slightly above average.
Skies were clear across Wisconsin overnight with the exception of a
few high clouds. A few locations reported fog overnight, but overall
the weather remained quiet through the night. Low temperatures
ranged from around 60 northeast to around 70 west central.
There is a chance for some slow-moving thunderstorms across western
and central Wisconsin today, and across northern Wisconsin
overnight. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 80s today
under steady south winds and partly cloudy skies. Lows tonight will
be in the lower 70s.
The main story is the heat that is going to expand into all of
Wisconsin on Thursday. High temperatures will range from the upper
80s north to the mid 90s south. The heat and humidity will make
conditions feel warmer than the actual temperatures, so heat index
values will soar into the 100 to 110 degree range across a large
portion of the state. It`s important to take proper precautions for
loved ones under these conditions.
Thunderstorms are possible across mainly northern and eastern
Wisconsin Thursday night. These could help to lower the humidity and
limit the dangerous heat in some places for Friday, although a good
part of the state will continue to have excessive heat.
More thunderstorm chances will help to cool us off a little
for the weekend.