October-like weather spread across Wisconsin Friday night and Saturday, as a cold front exited to the east. By Saturday morning, temperatures had dropped into the mid 50s in far southeast Wisconsin, and the lower 50s across the rest of southern Wisconsin. Then, in the afternoon, temperatures were only able to reach the lower to mid 60s. The last time we had high temperatures in the mid 60s in July was back in 2009, a particularly chilly July.
Dane County Regional Airport in Madison recorded the lowest maximum temperature for the date on Saturday. The high was 61 degrees. The old record was 66 degrees, set in 1981. Meanwhile, General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee ended up tying the 1981 record of 64 degrees.
The record for lowest maximum temperature in Madison, during the month of July, is 60 degrees, set on July 22nd, 1992 and July 4th, 1967. In Milwaukee, the record is 57 degrees, set on July 2nd, 1892.
Low pressure brought another cool day on Sunday. Low temperatures were in the low 50s, 54 in Milwaukee and 52 in Madison, and high temperatures where in the upper 60s, 69 in Milwaukee and 67 in Madison.
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