The National Weather Service has canceled a heat advisory that was initially scheduled for 12 p.m. Thursday.
The advisory is now in effect beginning Friday morning.
Here's our latest forecast for today's highs, which are cooler due to the lingering rain. Because of the cooler temps, the Heat Advisory is only in effect today for Green, Lafayette, and Iowa Counties. It will be in effect for the entire area starting Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/joGuW449g1— NWS Milwaukee (@NWSMKX) July 18, 2019
Thursday's temperatures will take a slight drop due to lingering rain showers from the morning.
Storm Team 4 meteorologists predict that the rain will move out of the area by 12 p.m.
Our heat wave is also prompting some schools in northern Wisconsin to cancel classes.
On Thurday and Friday, MPS will change a number of Summer Academy and Summer Recreation sites. Families are asked to visit the MPS website at mpsmke.com to learn about location changes.
Summer Academy students should report to their normal sites, and they will be bused to another location for the session.
Students who normally go home after lunch will be bused back to their regular school site; those students who are normally bused home will continue home on the bus. Students who normally stay for the afternoon extended care program will be bused back to their regular school site at 5:00; those students who are normally bused home will continue home on the bus.
Public schools in Green Bay are canceling classes Friday. The Appleton School District is calling off elementary and middle school classes Friday.
WLUK-TV reports the Neenah School District also canceled classes for Thursday.
The Salvation Army is opening two cooling centers in Milwaukee County:
Citadel Corps Church and Community Center
4129 W. Villard Ave., Milwaukee
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Coldspring Church and Community Center
2900 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.