MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) After a cool and wet Spring season, it looks like we may finally see a pattern change now that Summer has arrived. While the wet weather doesn't look to change a whole lot, temperatures will. The warmest air of the season is expected to push in by the end of the week and weekend.
This will bring temperatures into the upper 80s and low 90s as we approach the 4th of July holiday with the heat lingering beyond that. The 6-10 and 8-14 day temperature outlook, issued by the Climate Prediction Center, calls for good chances of above normal temperatures. This would take us into early July.
It's not just the heat that will be returning, high levels of humidity will also be around. Sticky conditions will be common with some days in the oppressive category. This, along with temperatures near 90, will create heat index values well into the 90s and perhaps close to 100 degrees!
With hot temperatures and high levels of humidity, the environment will be favorable for pop up afternoon thunderstorms most days. A real Summer pattern that will looks to stick around, at least for now.