Wednesday's high of 84 degrees is warmest on record for March in 140 years

Wednesday's high of 84 degrees is warmest on record for March in 140 years

By WTMJ News Team. CREATED Mar 21, 2012

MILWAUKEE- Storm Team 4Caster John Malan says Wednesday's weather made for the sixth record high this month and a record warmest low temperatures also.

According to John, "Wednesday's high temperatures reached a record-breaking 84 degrees in Milwaukee and that was the warmest on record for March over the past 140 years of data."

Southeast Wisconsin is shattering the monthly average temperature of March.  John says we're at 49.5 degrees through Wednesday and that will go up over 50 degrees over the next couple of days. The old record in 1945 was 44.4 degrees.

Southeast Wisconsin saw temperatures in the 60's and 70's throughout Wednesday pushing in from the north and west, as soon as the low pressure system moves by us in the south, according to John.  It is a mild, a very warm, almost summer-like temperature pattern.

Overnight Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday night with temperatures in the mid 50's to upper 50's inland across southeast Wisconsin.  John says we're watching a little bit of rain and we could see a half an inch to three quarters of an inch of rain wrapping around a big low pressure system that's going to move northeast.


THURSDAY:    Mostly cloudy and warm with
        showers and occasional T'storms developing after noon.
        High:    70...cooler at the lake.
        Wind:   SE 5-10 mph.

THU NIGHT:    Cloudy and foggy with rain likely and occasional T'storms.
        Heavy rain at times
        Low:     52.
        Wind:   SE 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:    Cloudy with scattered rain showers/T'storms likely.
        High:    62.
        Wind:   NE/SE 5-10 mph.