Temperatures are finally in the 40s, but how long will it last?

Temperatures are finally in the 40s, but how long will it last?

By Scott Steele. CREATED Mar 27, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar 27, 2013

Scroll through the above photos for your complete 7-day Storm Team 4Cast, including what we can expect for Easter Sunday and Brewers Opening Day.

MILWAUKEE - Wednesday’s high temperature in Milwaukee was 44 degrees, and was the warmest so far during this chilly month.

Last year the warmest temperature for Milwaukee in March was 44 degrees, 40 degrees warmer than this year. We will see high temperatures jump a bit through the weekend with maximum temperatures in the middle to upper-forties through Easter Sunday.

There is a chance for rain in Milwaukee late Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday, and right now it looks like much colder weather for Opening Day Monday.

The average monthly temperature for March of 2012 was so warm that if it was transferred to April data, March of 2012 would have been in the top 15 warmest Aprils on record for Milwaukee.

March is currently running in the top 15 coldest on record, although there have been no record cold temperatures. During the hot March of last year record high temperatures were broken on six different occasions.

This March is so cold that we have seen snow on the ground for almost the entire month, and the warmest temperature for this month is colder than the warmest for all three winter months.

The warmest for December was a balmy 65 degrees, while January had a monthly warmest at 60 degrees. The warmest temperature for the month of February was 48 degrees.

Wednesday's Storm Team 4Cast:

Breaks of sun developing and still a bit chilly
High:  Near 41
Wind: NW 7-12 mph

Tonight: Partly cloudy and seasonally cool
Low:  Near 26
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Thursday: Mostly sunny and a bit chilly
High:  Near 42
Wind: NW 5-10 mph

Thursday night:
Mainly clear to partly cloudy and more seasonal
Low:  Near 28
Wind: NW 5 mph

Friday: Mostly sunny and warmer
High:  Near 45

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For almost as long as he can remember, Scott Steele wanted to work as a journalist and a meteorologist. At fourteen, Scott became the youngest intern ever to work at WLS-TV in Chicago.