First 50s arrive five weeks late with more on the way

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Wednesday was the warmest day of 2021 with high temperatures reaching the low 50s in a few spots and the middle and upper 40s elsewhere! It was the warmest day in over two months since December 27.

The first 50* day this year comes about five weeks late compared to the 30-year average. Typically our first 50 degree day would come at the end of January but thanks to a cold February we didn't see it until yesterday. Now our sights are set on the first 60*. On average that would happen next week on March 9.

We are back to average Thursday with highs in the upper 30s but then it's a nice slow warming trend with 40s arriving for the weekend and a return of the 50s to start next week!

The temperature trend continues to show above-average and warmer air through all of next week with a 60-70% chance for above-average temps in southeast Wisconsin through March 13. Right now the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is 55* so we could get close to hitting that first 60* right around the average date.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the warmth for next week and see if we get close to 60!

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