FIRST ALERT - Near record heat and strong storms possible Tuesday - Tuesday night

Published: May. 31, 2020 at 5:58 AM CDT
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Make sure to enjoy Sunday because the heat, humidity and storm chances will quickly return next week.

Sunday is going to be a SUN-sational day with highs near 70 degrees and low humidity levels. If you are going to spend a lot of time outside, make sure you are wearing sunscreen. The UV-Index will be at an 8, which is very high.

A warm front will lift north across the area on Monday. This front will bring in a chance of showers and storms and warm and humid air. Highs on Monday will be in the mid to upper 70s. There are still some question marks on how widespread the rain activity will be across southern Wisconsin. Right now, it looks like the best chance of showers and storms will develop just north of the area on Monday. A strong to severe storm capable of hail or gusty winds can't be ruled out on Monday.

Tuesday will be a hot and humid day. Near record heat will be possible. Highs on Tuesday will be near 90 degrees. The forecast high for Madison is 89 degrees. The record high on June 2 is 91 degrees (1948).

A cold front will drop south across the area late Tuesday into Tuesday night. Scattered to widely scattered showers and storms will be possible. Strong to severe storms will be possible during this time as well. Right now, strong to damaging wind gusts and hail will be the main threats.

With the storms expected to develop late Tuesday into Tuesday night, the threat of severe weather might not be as high as if the storms were coming through in the heat of the day.