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Warm Thursday near end of cold, dry November

CREATED Nov 29, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - On Thanksgiving Day we experienced a high temperature of sixty-three degrees in Milwaukee, but since then temperatures have been chilly.

The normal high temperature for today is thirty-nine degrees and we will see the maximum rise to forty-five in Milwaukee.

There should be plenty of sunshine today across the state but clouds return tonight and some fog may be an issue in southern Wisconsin.

Warmer air rolls this way for the weekend with fifty degree temperatures both Saturday and Sunday.

The month of November ends tomorrow night and this month will go down in the record books as colder than normal and very dry. With only thirty-five hundredths of an inch of precipitation November will go down in the record books as either the fourth or fifth driest on record for Milwaukee.

Average monthly temperature will be a few tenths of a degree below normal.

After eleven consecutive months in a row of above normal temperatures November makes it three months in a row with below normal temperatures.

The extreme dryness doesn’t help with the abnormally dry conditions we have in southeast Wisconsin.

So far eight of the eleven months of 2012 have been below normal for Milwaukee.

With only one month left in the year Milwaukee is running more than seven inches below normal for total precipitation.