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Hottest day of 2019!

Friday was the hottest day so far this year with highs topping out in the mid to upper 80s, even near 90 in spots. Before that, May 16th was the warmest day with a high of 83 degrees. It’s been quite some time since we last were this warm, dating back to last September.

At times, dew points climbed into the upper 50s so while it wasn’t humid, the moisture in the air was noticeable.

This will not last, however, as a cold front swept through overnight. Scattered showers and a few rumbles of thunder will continue as the front moves out, but most of the rain chances stay on the morning side of noon Saturday with clouds slowly clearing through the afternoon.

Temperatures behind the front will cool down, but stay fairly close to average in the low to mid 70s tomorrow afternoon, then continuing to cool for Sunday with highs only in the upper 60s despite plenty of sunshine.

We’ll warm back to the mid 70s Monday and will see warmer temperatures midweek in conjunction with our next rain chances which right now look to form Tuesday afternoon and be out by early Wednesday morning.

Temperatures warm back to the 80s by the end of next week.

Matt Schaefer

Matt Schaefer was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July of 2019 and has been our evening meteorologist for News 18 since June of 2016. Prior to that, he was our Saturday meteorologist starting in September 2014.

Matt was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enjoys all the extremes that mother nature throws at the Badger State: from severe thunderstorms to blizzards to subzero temperatures.

Matt studied meteorology in the Midwest as well, earning his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology at Valparaiso University in Indiana. There, Matt was heavily involved in VUTV Weather, the Valpo student chapter of AMS/NWA, and VUSIT (Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team). He’s logged more than 20,000 miles chasing and studying severe storms all across the country and witnessed nine tornadoes including six in one day!

Matt describes himself as a Wisconsin boy at heart and enjoys cheering for the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Admirals just to name a few. He loves simply being outdoors and enjoys the Wisconsin wilderness especially in fall, and whitetail deer season!

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