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Plenty of heat and humidity for the holiday weekend

NOW: Plenty of heat and humidity for the holiday weekend

It's been a hot and humid week across southeast Wisconsin, and that won't be changing as we head through the 4th of July weekend. Temps will top out in the mid 80s to low 90s with mainly dry conditions.

A shower or storm may pop up away from the lake along the lake breeze as it moves inland this afternoon. Otherwise dry weather is expected through Sunday.

Any storms that do pop up will fizzle out before sunset with mostly clear skies returning for the late evening hours. Temps will be dropping through the 70s so you won't need a jacket or sweatshirt if you're spending this evening outside.

Typical highs in Milwaukee on the 4th of July should be right around 80 degrees. Although we'll be much warmer than normal this year, at least we won't be as hot as 2012 when temps rose to 102 degrees! 

Milwaukee has been warmer than 90 degrees on the 4th of July 16 times over the last 149 years, and we've experienced some of that heat the last two years as highs were in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Although it'll be hot and humid during the day on Independence Day, temperatures will drop back into the 70s by sunset, with mainly clear skies expected for any fireworks displays. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to keep an eye on the radar this afternoon and to track temps through the holiday weekend. Here's a list of places still doing fireworks this weekend across SE Wisconsin: https://www.cbs58.com/news/2020-fireworks-displays-in-southeast-wisconsin

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