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Heat wave continues throughout Wisconsin

SULLIVAN, WI (WTAQ) - It’s not as hot as a year ago, but it’s still plenty hot in Wisconsin.

The state headquarters of the National Weather Service in Sullivan recorded a heat index of 108 Tuesday – the stickiest in the Badger State for the second day in a row.

The misery index from the temperature and humidity reached 105 in La Crosse and Grant counties, and near Oak Creek.

The state DNR did not have any air quality alerts issued for Wednesday morning. An ozone advisory expired at 1 a.m. for Milwaukee area counties along Lake Michigan. Milwaukee’s high Tuesday was 93 – five degrees cooler than the same day a year ago, believe it or not.

Thunderstorms occasionally interrupt the seething heat, but they don’t do much to cool things down.

Green Bay had 47 mile an hour winds late Tuesday afternoon.

More storms are possible throughout the state Wednesday, with heat indices of up to 105 in southern and central areas. Earlier, forecasters said Thursday would be the heaviest day for thunderstorms. Now, it appears those storms could be limited to northern Wisconsin.

A major cool down is predicted for Friday in the north, and the rest of the state on Saturday – when highs might not get out of the 60’s in some places.