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Hottest stretch of weather in eight years continues

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MADISON (WKOW) - Our long-lived stretch of hot weather continues the rest of the week.

SET UP
The jet stream, made up of fast-moving winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, steer temperature trends.

Our flow is coming from the Desert Southwest. And with a ridge of high pressure continuing to strengthen, this hot pattern will continue.

Jet stream set up

TODAY
Temps will get similarly hot to this weekend around 90° under mostly to partly sunny skies.

But with the increased humidity, the heat index will get even hotter to the low and mid 90s.

Higher dew points than the weekend means more humidity

A few, isolated pop-up storms are expected this afternoon and evening,

Storm outlook today

TONIGHT
As a weather system moves in from the west, isolated showers may linger overnight, with muggy conditions in the low 70s.

TUESDAY
Mostly to partly sunny again and quite toasty in the low 90s with heat index values in the mid 90s.

A few more pop-up storms are expected, but still plenty of rain-free time, too.

WEDNESDAY
The heat dome builds with a high around 93° and heat index values approaching 100°!

There is a slim chance for a pop-up afternoon or evening storm.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny, hot and humid with scattered storms possible. Temps in the low 90s feeling like the mid to upper 90s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a few more storms possible with slightly lower temps in the upper 80s.

WEEKEND
Finally, drier air moves in with lower levels of humidity. The heat eases too, with highs in the mid 80s.

Forecast for southern Wisconsin

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Max Tsaparis

Wake Up Wisconsin Meteorologist

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