MILWAUKEE - Summerfest kicks off Wednesday, and everyone is looking to the skies to see if it will rain on the first day of the festival.
If you are headed down, there are many ways to get there. You can park on the Summerfest grounds, but you will be paying $20-35 to park there. You can also take freeway flyers or there are many shuttle options.
Freeway Flyers from Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. $6.50 round trip for adults. $3.00 for children and seniors. Times are typically:
Every 30 minutes on weekdays until 5 p.m.
Every 15 minutes on weekdays after 5 p.m.
Every 15 minutes on weekends
Park downtown and take shuttle (stops are along Wisconsin Ave). $3.00 round trip for adults. $1.50 for children and seniors. Times are typically:
Every 7-10 minutes
You can also ride MCTS to Summerfest. Find more here.
Umbrellas are allowed inside Summerfest, but not in the Marcus Amphitheatre.
According to forecaster Scott Steele, the first half of the day looks to be extremely wet, with periods of heavy rain and strong to severe storms. Although it looks like the afternoon will improve a little bit with pop-up showers and thunderstorms.
If you have plans to head out in the evening, keep checking the forecast.
It looks like over the next few days, there are chances of scattered thunderstorms, particularly Thursday and Friday. Saturday will be even nicer, and Sunday will be a vast improvement on all the days. It will be cooler in the weekend, in the low 70s.