The temperature crept past 90 today, but it felt even hotter than that. The National Weather Service reports that the heat index reached 96°F, with heavy sun and humidity contributing to the hottest May 12th in the state’s history. The sunlight and hot weather have also caused harmful concentrations of “bad ozone” in the air, leading the state to issue an ozone advisory for South-Eastern Wisconsin.
The heat is not just hitting those outdoors. The Capital Times reports that many Madison public schools lack air conditioning, leading to discomfort and dehydration among both students and teachers.
Earlier today, with sun shining overhead, I headed down to Brittingham Park to see how folks are coping with the heat. Some said they are loving today’s weather, while others are concerned.
It should be slightly cooler this weekend, with storms on the horizon. Next week temperatures are expected to decrease, with Monday’s high at 72 degrees.
Image courtesy of WORT News Dept.