High wildfire risk continues across southeast Wisconsin
The combination of dry vegetation, low humidity, and breezy winds have created a high or very high wildfire risk across much of Wisconsin. Most of southeast Wisconsin is under a "high risk", while Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties are under a "very high" risk. This means absolutely no burning is allowed anywhere in the area.
Although there have been 6 days this month that haven't had any precipitation, what's fallen has been pretty light. Milwaukee is currently over 1.50" below normal for rainfall for April, so a lot of the plants coming back to life are dry.
The wind has still been breezy this morning, gusting between 20-30 mph, but it'll gradually taper off by suppertime.
Even though the DNR isn't issuing any new burn permits because of the pandemic, please refrain from having any backyard bonfires until we get a soaking rain.