Late Morning Update: Focus shifting from storms to sweltering heat & humidity

Late Morning Update: Focus shifting from storms to sweltering heat & humidity

Midday Update as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16th

All the storms are pretty much down for now.  Some spots received more than a half an inch of rain.  There was also one hail report out of Germantown, 3/4" diameter hail. Now the focus is on the intense heat and humidity coming the next few days.  Pace yourself and drink lots of water.


Update as of 8 a.m. Sunday, June 16th...

The entire area is now under a "Marginal" risk for severe weather.  Non-severe storms are starting to move through the area now.  Question is will we see more by the end of the day.  


Update as of 6 a.m. Sunday, June 16th...

Still on track for midday showers and storms (9 a.m. until 1 p.m.), some could be strong.  Then we focus on sweltering heat and humidity for at least the first part of this coming week.  Highs well in the 90s with heat indices well in the 90s. The storm chances will be on and off throughout the week as well. Also, stay off the water today if you live north of Milwaukee County.  There's a high swim risk as well.  Wave heights could be five feet with gusty southerly winds.


It's been a glorious Saturday in southeast Wisconsin with a mix of sun and clouds, temps in the 70s, and comfortable humidity levels. 

That won't be something we'll enjoy for a while as heat and humidity build into the region for a majority of the next week. Before the hot and sticky weather arrives, we'll have a round of scattered showers and isolated storms Sunday morning ahead of the warm front.

A few of these storms may produce quarter sized hail, so areas west of Milwaukee have been put in a level 1, Marginal Risk, for severe storms.

Once the storms and thick clouds exit, temps will skyrocket into the 80s to near 90° in the afternoon. It'll be windy as well with gusts around 30 mph.

Temps remain in the upper 80s to low 90s through Wednesday. Monday will be the hottest day of the week with some spots reaching the mid 90s.

Humidity will also be around most of next week with dew points rising into the upper 60s to around 70°. This will make it feel like 95-100° for the next few days.

While we can't rule out a stray storm Monday or Tuesday, a better chance for storms arrives Wednesday as a front slowly sags closer to our area. This front stalls out over us for the second half of the week, providing more storm chances. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App for the full 7 day forecast. 

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