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Air conditioning will get a workout this week as temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 80s and possibly into the low 90s.

Because dew points will go up as well, Racine County will feel sticky most days with a short reprieve on Tuesday as temps fall to the low 80s and the humidity decreases.

But, come Wednesday – and especially Friday – the heat will most definitely be on, according to the meteorologists at WISN 12 News.

The rain that hit early Sunday morning was welcome and needed since Southeast Wisconsin is considered “abnormally dry,” and our total precipitation deficit for the year is upwards of six inches.

“Since June 1 the deficit is around two inches. This isn’t a huge number spread over six or seven weeks, but dry weather led into the start of summer,” Chief Meteorologist Mark Baden notes. “The deficit for the year is closing in on six inches.”

Rain is not part of the forecast this week, but optimistic forecasts include the possibility for Saturday.