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Weather blog: Setting records with unprecedented warmth

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Nov 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-08 11:06:28-05

MILWAUKEE — What month is it again?

High temperatures in the 70s are typical for September in Milwaukee, but not November! Highs in early November are normally in the low 50s... average lows are in the mid to upper 30s.

That means temperatures over the last few days have been running nearly 20-degrees above average!

And with this heat, new records are being set.

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First, Milwaukee tied a high temperature record on Wednesday with a high of 73°. That tied the previous record set in 2008.

Friday the high climbed to 74°. That beat the old record of 70° last set back in 2016.

Saturday Milwaukee reached 74°, surpassing the old record of 71° set back in 2009.

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Tuesday through Saturday of this week high temperatures made it into the 70s. That is the most 70°+ days in November on record! There is NO occurrence on record for Milwaukee of more than four 70°+ days in November. And records go back to 1871.

Highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s Sunday and Monday, so while still warm, we may not be in record setting territory. Sunday's record high is 73°. Monday's record in 75°. Tuesday we could possibly set a record, if rain holds off until the afternoon and temperatures warm above the record of 66°.

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This warmth will come to an end as a cold front arrives Tuesday. Note the major divide between warm and cold air as the front moves in.

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By Wednesday, we are back to reality with highs in the mid-40s.

Stay with TMJ4 for updates on this stretch of record warmth, and just how much rain we are expecting with Tuesday's front.

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