John Malan's Storm Team 4Cast for 1/29/13
Tuesday may bring in record temps, followed by zero degrees later in the week
MILWAUKEE - Very warm air rolls into Wisconsin Tuesday as a low pressure system races toward the central part of the state.
That projected path should drag up warm and moist air from the southern states which means record or near record breaking temperatures for southern Wisconsin.
Milwaukee’s record high temperatureon Jan. 29 is 56 degrees set on this date in 1914. We should be able to get near, tie or break that record today. There will be rain at times and a chance for a few thundershowers in southern Wisconsin.
With two months of winter just about complete we have seen temperatures as high as 65 degrees and as low as five below zero.
The first four days of December recorded high temperatures in the 50s and 60s, with the warmest coming on Dec. 3 with a maximum of 65 degrees.
The next couple of weeks were up and down mild with some days in the 30s and others in the 40s.
The next cold period came around Christmas from Dec. 22 through Dec. 27 with high temperatures in the upper-20s to low-30s each day.
January continued the roller coaster with a high temperature of 18 degrees on the New Year’s Day, warming into the 50s by Jan. 11, dropping into the teens by Jan. 21, and now back in the 50s!