Racine County is under a hazardous weather outlook through Wednesday as the heat and humidity bring in the potential of thunderstorms with damaging winds.

We know … last week’s hazardous weather outlook missed Racine County as wild weather – and much needed rain – stayed well to the north and the south.

“There are chances of thunderstorms from Tuesday through Wednesday night,” the National Weather Service’s alert reads. “The greatest chance for strong thunderstorms will be Wednesday afternoon and evening.”

Meteorologists at WISN 12 News agree.


“As a ridge bumps up into the Midwest, warmer air lifts north for Tuesday and Wednesday.  With jet stream energy nearby and warm/humid air in place, thunderstorms are possible,” forecaster Jeremy Nelson wrote on the station’s weather blog. “The threat of rain returns Monday night and continues on and off through Wednesday,”

The warmer air could trigger severe weather, Nelson continued.

Families visiting Lake Michigan to swim to escape the heat will need to take care, NWS noted.

“There is expected to be a moderate swim risk on Tuesday at Lake Michigan beaches from Sheboygan to Kenosha,” he post continues. “Breaking waves and currents are expected.”