Three days of dry, seasonal weather in Milwaukee

Three days of dry, seasonal weather in Milwaukee

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Apr 4, 2012

MILWAUKEE - People in Southeastern Wisconsin are used to early April weather with temperatures around 50 degrees.

Storm Team 4Caster Jesse Ritka says that's exactly what people will get for the next three days, including the all-important Brewers Opening Day in Milwaukee.

"An area of high pressure will be in charge of our weather pattern for the next several days, meaning plenty of sunshine but cool temperatures by the lake," said Jesse.

She said winds from the northeast would keep temperatures in the upper 40's by Lake Michigan, but warmer inland.

Frost is again possible Wednesday night, according to Jesse.

"This high pressure will keep us dry overnight but also keep the skies clear overnight.  This means we could see some areas of patchy frost, especially inland where lows will drop to 32° by Thursday morning."

She said Thursday would bring the coolest temperatures, with highs barely reaching 50, even away from the lake.

What about what some consider to be the official start of spring, Brewers Opening Day?

"Opening day looks to be a seasonable April day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures near 50° with a light wind off Lake Michigan."

Jesse warns us that rain and a thunderstorm could come Saturday night before an Easter Sunday that will bring "mostly sunny skies by the end of the day."

Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast from Jesse Ritka:

Today: Mostly sunny, a bit breezy and seasonal.
Highs:  48 lakefront... 56 Waukesha/inland.
Wind:   NE 10-15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear with some patchy frost possible.
Lows:   35 lakefront... 32 Waukesha & inland.
Wind:   NE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler, a bit breezy.
Highs:  46 lakefront... 51 Waukesha & inland.
Wind:   ENE 10-15 mph.

Thursday night: Mostly clear with patchy frost possible.
Lows:   33 lakefront... 30 Waukesha & inland.
Wind:   NE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny and seasonal.
High:    50.
Wind:   E 5-10 mph.