UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) What happened to spring?
It was 90 degrees in Janesville on Memorial Day, while much of Lake Michigan still had water temperatures in the 30's. Highs throughout Wisconsin were in the 80's -- about 15-degrees above normal. Milwaukee and Duluth-Superior -- about 400 miles apart -- both had the same readings of 85 yesterday. That was a new record-high for Duluth.
Thunderstorms with hail and rapid downpours went through some of the northern two-thirds of the Badger State. The four-lane Highway 29 expressway near Marathon City was closed late last night due to high water. Woodruff in Oneida County had one-point-two inches of rain in just 40 minutes. Quarter-sized hail covered the ground at Fall River in Columbia County, with winds up to 50-miles-an-hour.
The Weather Service says an unstable air-mass, merged with a cold front, will sag from central Wisconsin southward today -- and more thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. It's supposed to be cooler today, with highs in the 70's to near 80 in much of the state.