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Mild trend, but still cooler, drier November than normal

CREATED Nov 20, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - There may still be a few clouds around in the morning but partly cloudy skies should open up and temperatures again will be warm for the Milwaukee area.

Look for high temperatures in the mid-fifties today and if you are already traveling, perfect traveling weather for the Great Lakes and Midwest.

Wednesday will be even better and warmer with more sunshine and high temperatures around sixty degrees.

After a very chilly start to this month we saw sixty degree weather on the Veteran's Day weekend and now three straight days in the fifties.

The normal temperature for today is forty-four degrees so this has been a very mild pattern.

We have made it through two-thirds of this month and so far, even though we are currently in a mild period, November in Milwaukee has been cold with an average monthly temperature of 40.1 degrees.

The current monthly departure is almost two degrees below normal.

Milwaukee has still only recorded twenty-seven hundredths of an inch of total precipitation, which is close to an inch and a half below normal.

One weather parameter that hasn't held true for this generally cloudy month is overcast days.

There have only been five completely cloudy days, although twelve days with a good amount of cloud cover and only one completely sunny day.