Second warmest meteorological summer on record comes to an end
We've closed the book on August and subsequently meteorological summer, which runs from June 1st through August 31st. This summer goes down as Milwaukee's second warmest on record (tied with 195 and 1988) with an average temperature of 73.8°. Five of the top ten hottest summers have occurred since 2010.
While the first day of September was on the cooler side with highs in the mid 70s, we can get some decent warmth throughout the month. In fact, many times our Septembers are as warm as June.
September often *feels* warmer than June in SE WI due to Lake Michigan being a lot warmer, thus the lake breeze isn't nearly as bone-chilling. Current water temp in the middle of the lake is 75°, while Atwater is at 71°.
We'll have a breeze off the lake today which will help keep temps in check if you're heading down to Summerfest! Temps will be in the low to mid 70s this afternoon with thickening cloud cover ahead of our next chance of rain.
That rain will have to fight through a lot of dry air before reaching southeast Wisconsin. What's left of the rain once it gets here will be rather light and spotty.
These spotty shower chances will linger into Saturday. Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather App to see the full 7 day forecast.