Heat wave continues for a few more days

NOW: Heat wave continues for a few more days

Monday was hot and very humid with high temperatures reaching the upper 80s and low 90s for all of southeast Wisconsin. With dew points hitting the low 70s in most locations the feel like temperatures reached 100 degrees in some locations.

The 94 high in Milwaukee on Monday was hot enough to tie the old record set 30-years ago in 1994.

We are still on record watch for Tuesday for two separate records. The record high is 96* set in 1995 and with a current forecast of 93* we probably fall short of that. The record that we likely break Tuesday is the record warmest low. That record is currently 74* set in 1995 and so far Tuesday morning the temperature has only dropped to 78* so we likely break that record but will have to wait and see if the temp drops at all before midnight before it becomes official.

The heat will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the low 90s. We do get some relief Thursday and even Friday as temps drop into the upper 70s Thursday and 80s on Friday, but the heat looks to return, at least briefly, on Saturday in the low 90s.

Even though the temperature is going to drop Thursday, it is still going to stay muggy with dew points in the upper 60s Thursday after tropical level humidity continues Tuesday and Wednesday in the low 70s for dew points.

When you combine the heat and humidity for Tuesday the feels like temps will still rise into the upper 90s or around 100 degrees. Wednesday won't be as hot with heat indices reaching the low to middle 90s.

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to track the heat and humidity and when storms return. The storm chance on Tuesday is pretty low but some stronger storms are possible Wednesday, especially in the evening. 

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