More Rain & T-Storms Today…Severe Chances

***Watch WISN 12 News at 5, 6, & 10pm as we track rain and thunderstorms!***

Good soggy Tuesday bloggers! Numerous showers and thunderstorms pushed across Southeast Wisconsin overnight and into this morning. Rain totals have already exceeded 1.0″ in many locations.

If you want to track the rain and thunderstorms today just click on our interactive radar link below.

www.wisn.com/irad

Here is a look at rain totals thru 1 p.m. across Southeast Wisconsin. We will continue adding to these with periods of showers and thunderstorms today. If you have a rain total to share please post it to the comments section of the blog. I will be showing a list of totals on WISN 12 News.

  • Kenosha 2.18″
  • Milwaukee Mitchell 1.53″
  • Madison 1.00″
  • Fond du Lac 0.65″
  • Sheboygan 0.63″

Those are the totals from rain guages…now here is the radar estimates. Notice the higher totals have occurred over parts of Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties. Just click on the image to enlarge.

The focus for today will be on a warm front surging north. It will have a difficult time reaching areas like Milwaukee, Waukesha, Sheboygan, and West Bend. There is a lot of rain cooled air and cloud cover across Southeast Wisconsin. Also, our cool are is being reinforced with a wind off Lake Michigan. The front will lift north and likely stall right near the Wisconsin and Illinois border. South of the front highs will be in the 70s, north of the front only in the 50s.

Below is the forecast surface map for 1 p.m. today. Notice the front hugging the border, and thunderstorms possible near and north of the front.

As the front heads our way later today, the chances of severe weather will continue. The position of the front is a huge wild card in our severe chances for this afternoon and evening. But the Storm Prediction Center continues to place our area in the slight risk. The main threats with any storms that turn severe are large hail and strong winds.

Make sure to stay tuned to WISN 12 News all day long, if any storm turns severe we will break in to keep you updated. You can track the storms on our Interactive Radar, it is free and you can zoom right down to your backyard. Quick updates are available all day long on Facebook at WeatherWatch 12 and also on Twitter.

Please send along your rain totals and they may appear on one of our newscasts or in the blog today! As the latest data rolls in I will update the blog again later today…check back for the updates.

Jeremy Nelson

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9 Responses

  1. I was glad to see that your severe weather alert crawl is now in HD! Hopefully we see some more storms tonight!

    • Bryan…you are correct. Enjoy ABC HD shows without the worry of the crawl knocking us back to SD! We should see more t-storms late this afternoon or more likely this evening.

      Jeremy

      • do you guys plan to do the same with election reports or school closings next winter?

      • I am pretty sure the answer is yes.

        Jeremy

  2. I’m in Sheboygan, and I’ve had 0.51 in. of rain so far(as of 5:30 PM).

    • Thanks for the report!

      Jeremy

  3. I live in Beechwood which is in southwestern Sheboygan county. I’ve had 0.91″ of rain since midnight. It is now 6:30pm

    • Tim…thank you for the report and being a part of the blog!

      Jeremy

  4. Thanks for the info! Jeremy, if you’re ever looking for something to blog about, it’d be great to hear your take on global warming as a weatherman and also how you deal with potential severe weather (i.e. staying at the station overnight when severe weather is likely)

    Dan K

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