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Fire Watch goes into effect Thursday morning, highs in the 80s

The lake will start to cool things down a little on Friday and rain is still on the way by Saturday evening.
and last updated 2023-04-12 23:29:31-04

***A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gusty winds and relative humidity around 20-25% will lead to dangerous fire conditions. Outdoor burning should be stopped for today.***

***A Fire Watch will go into effect for the following counties from Thursday morning through the evening: Marquette, Green Lake, Fond Du Lac, Sheboygan, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Washington, Ozaukee, Iowa, Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Lafayette, Green, Rock, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties. A Fire Watch means critical fire weather conditions could occur. ***

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We are approaching the record high of 82 for today, and I think we'll eventually surpass that. It's also very windy, which is one of the reasons we have an extremely high wildfire danger today. The warmth and wind, combined with dead winter brush, and low humidity has created a dangerous setup. Please hold off on any outdoor burning until further notice. It's even a good idea to avoid grilling.

We'll make it one more record-warm day tomorrow with highs again reaching the lower 80s. It won't be as windy, so I don't anticipate quite as extreme of a wildfire danger, but still very high. The lake will start to cool things down a little on Friday and rain is still on the way by Saturday evening.

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear and Breezy.
Low: 58
Wind: SW 10-20 mph

THURSDAY:
Sunny, Windy, and Record Warm
High: 82
Wind: SW 10-20 mph

FRIDAY:     
Partly Cloudy, Breezy, and a little cooler
High: 70 Lake 77 Inland

SATURDAY:   
Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Breezy, with Rain/Storms Late
High: 68 Lake 73 Inland

SUNDAY:
Mostly Cloudy, Windy, Cool. Ch. Showers
High: 50


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