Milwaukee Weather and Climate

Milwaukee is an area that often has rapidly changing weather. The Greater Milwaukee metro is located in the Great Lakes Region and residents and visitors can expect cold, windy, snowy winters and very warm, humid summers.

During the summer the city experiences it warmest temperatures in the month of July with an average right around 72 degrees. However, temperatures can climb much higher and often climb into the 90s. During the winter, the metropolis experiences its coldest month during the month of January with the average temperature right around 20.7 degrees.

Milwaukee, which is the area's largest city, has the second-coldest average annual temperature of the 50 largest cities in the US, making it quite cold for both residents and tourists alike. This area also experiences the urban heat island effect due to the many suburban locations which larges parking lots and hot pavement. Residents and visitors can expect light winds during the mid-afternoons, mostly during the month of March through June.

Thunderstorms in the metropolis are also experienced and can be damaging as well as dangerous as high winds and hail are often accompanied with the thunderstorms. Tornados can hit the metropolis, but it is rare. Rainfall can be experienced in summer, spring and fall.