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It's predicted to be hot all week all across Wisconsin

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

It may be summer, but it's still abnormally hot for this time of year.

The National Weather Service said La Crosse had 11 days in June when the mercury hit at least 90 degrees. That's the eighth-highest total in the city's history.

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The normal high for the Fourth of July is just 80 degrees in Milwaukee and 82 in Madison. But Wisconsin's capital city expects a toasty 95 degrees for this Independence Day.

It's supposed to be hot all week throughout Wisconsin, with the hottest day expected Tuesday when even places like Ashland and Hayward in the far north could hit 97 degrees.

Meanwhile, a relative drought continues in much of the Badger State. La Crosse has only had a trace of rain since June 21 and the city's total rainfall for June was 1.1 inches below its normal of 3.25.

The Weather Service says a warm front is moving through Wisconsin today, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms. A slight chance of rain is in the statewide forecast for most of the week.

Duluth wants tourists to return

Recent flash floods have apparently scared away at least some tourists to Duluth and Superior. Monday night, the Duluth City Council on the Minnesota side will vote on a $75,000 marketing campaign to remind folks that Duluth is open for business and there's no reason to cancel summer trips.

Terry Mattson of Visit Duluth says some hotels saw a 50-percent drop in their bookings due to the June floods.

Mattson says most of the flood damage is in pockets of residential areas in the region. Duluth popular attractions were not affected by the high waters.

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