What a difference a day makes! After a week of record-breaking high temperatures, we are finally starting to get back to some fall-like weather. Our stretch of unseasonably warm weather started on Election Day when the high made it to 71° in Milwaukee. After the 3rd, we were on a roll, with about 7 days of 70s. The only exception was on the 8th when the high reached 69°. On November 4th we hit 73° tying the record set back in 2008. Here’s a full list of all the record high temperatures that we’ve had so far this month.
Whenever it gets this warm and we are expecting a strong cold front to move through the area, we’re almost guaranteed to get some strong to severe thunderstorms—and that’s exactly what we saw last night. Here’s what the temperature contrast looked like across the Upper Midwest on Monday as the cold front started to race towards our area. The cold front was just starting to move into extreme northwestern Wisconsin and behind it, temperatures had dropped into the 30s and 40s from Brainerd to Minneapolis.
Southerly winds pushed a surge of warmth and moisture into our area and once the cold front got closer on Tuesday, most of southeast Wisconsin was slammed with winds over 60mph and heavy rain. There were several reports of downed trees and powerlines all across the area but at the time of this writing, no confirmed reports of tornadoes. Here’s a look at a photo of damage from Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.
We will continue to monitor reports from the National Weather Service to find out if there were any tornadoes. Until then, enjoy the sunshine and cooler temperatures.