Storm Team 4: Hot day before big cooldown in Milwaukee

Click each photo for more of Scott Steele's Storm Team 4Cast.

  • MILWAUKEE - On Wednesday, Milwaukee is expected to get one more day of unseasonably hot weather for September before a big cooldown starts in our area.

    "Our southwest winds on the back side of departing high pressure will send temperatures soaring about 15 degrees above the average daily 73 degree maximum," said Storm Team 4Caster Scott Steele.

    "The mercury will top out near 90 degrees across much of the area, but the return to summer will be short-lived."

  • That's because, according to Steele, a huge drop in temperatures is expected to come in the next 24 hours.

    "An approaching cold front will begin spreading thin clouds into northern communities as early as this afternoon," explained Steele.

    "The front sweeps through tonight, shifting winds to the north and dropping temperatures about 25 degrees for tomorrow."

  • According to Scott, rain will also fall because of the front moving through.

    "Rain lags behind the boundary a bit but should arrive from the north to the south as we head into Thursday."

    "The wet weather exits by the end of the work week with another area of high pressure setting us up for more sunshine this weekend."

  • Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

    Today: Sunny to mostly sunny, breezy, and very warm
    High: Near 87
    Wind: SSW 7-15 mph

  • Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

    Tonight: Increasing clouds and mild with a few showers north toward morning
    Low: Near 58
    Wind: SW-N 5-10 mph

  • Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

    Thursday: Mostly cloudy and much cooler with areas of rain
    High: Near 63
    Wind: N 7-12 mph

  • Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

    Thursday night: Cloudy and cool with showers diminishing and decreasing clouds late
    Low: Near 50
    Wind: N 5-10 mph

  • Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Scott Steele:

    Friday: Sunny and seasonally cool
    High: Near 70