Summer temperatures still below normal

John Malan

Summer temperatures still below normal

CREATED Jul. 2, 2013

MILWAUKEE -- The wind will stay northeast on Wednesday and that means temperatures will stay rather cool in Milwaukee. Look for high temperatures in the mid to upper-sixties lakeside and low to mid-seventies well inland from Lake Michigan.

There will still be a small chance for a few isolated, brief showers in the afternoon and also later in the day on the 4th of July. Warmer air will return by the end of the week and weekend.

This month has started out cool and will remain so through Friday the 5th of July. This cool spell is quite different from last year when the first six days of July were very warm. The high temperature for the 1st this year was 74 degrees and the maximum yesterday was only 69 degrees.

Today’s predicted high temperature will be in the lower-seventies. The maximum on the 1st day of July last year was 84 degrees, followed by 87 degrees on the 2nd and 97 degrees on the 3rd. Record breaking heat hit on the 4th and 5th of July when the thermometer hit 102 degrees and 103 degrees, respectively.

The cool start to July and the cool June doesn’t bode well for those of you who love the summer heat. So far this summer is running about two degrees below normal.