Records Temps Likely Again

6/7/11 – It’s likely we’re going to see records temperatures again today. In Juneau yesterday it got to 91 degrees, breaking the record of 90 degrees set back in 1988. And today could be even hotter. The record temp for today is 92 and forecasters say we should hit the mid-90’s with heat indexes near 100. Milwaukee and Madison both had record highs of 94 yesterday. Milwaukee broke a record set in 1925. Madison tied a mark set in 1952. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area until 8pm today. Most of the southern half of Wisconsin had hailstorms yesterday morning. A four-inch ball of ice was picked up a mile south of Reedsburg. The hail damaged vehicles in a number of communities, including in Burnett here in Dodge County. Hail an inch and a quarter in diameter was reported in Hartford. A strong cold front is due in tomorrow, and more severe storms are possible then. It’s supposed to get much cooler and less humid on Thursday and we could see highs only in the upper 60’s.