Falling temps to end the year after breaking a couple of records

NOW: Falling temps to end the year after breaking a couple of records

What a difference less than a week makes! Last Friday morning wind chills were in the -30s and -40s, and yesterday temps warmed all the way up to 60° in Milwaukee!

We came up two degrees shy of tying the record high on Thursday, but we did break two other temperature records. The low temperature on Thursday was only 46°, making it the warmest low temp for that date. We also broke today's record high at midnight! It was still 59° at midnight, breaking the old record high for today's date of 57° set back in 1936.

The cold front moved through early this morning so temps will continue to drop this morning and spend a majority of the day in the 30s. Not too bad of a day to get a car wash once those roads dry up a bit.

Dry weather continues for most of New Year's Eve, but a quick batch of precipitation will move through as we ring in the new year. 

A mixture of rain, freezing rain, and a few snowflakes are expected Saturday night. With temps hovering around freezing, we'll have to watch out for icy spots especially north of Milwaukee. If you have plans on being out on New Year's Eve, be extremely careful driving around. Dry weather returns New Year's Day.

Temps in general remain above normal (32°) into early next week with another potential run at 50° on Tuesday.

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