Work Week Warm Front & Thunderstorms

***Watch WISN 12 News Sunday at 10 pm and from 5-7am Monday for Milwaukee’s most accurate forecast!***

What a weekend!  Outside of a few spotty showers and sprinkles late Saturday and Saturday Night, the weekend weather was nearly perfect!  Highs topped out around 70 on Saturday and only cooled a bit into the low to mid 60s on Sunday. 

The month of April has been unbelievable so far.  Check out some of these facts thru April 11.

  • 5 days with highs of 70 or higher, 2 days in the 80s
  • Only 1 morning low temperature below 32
  • Average monthly temperature 52.9  +11.1

Our very mild Spring weather will roll on for most of the work week.  The ‘coolest’ days of the week right now look to be Monday and Tuesday…but still above average.  A warm front will begin its progression toward Milwaukee on Monday.  This will send clouds in our direction, increase the winds out of the southeast, and eventually lead to a chance of thunderstorms Monday Night.

Below is the forecast surface map for Monday evening.  This shows the warm front in red lifting toward our area.  The ‘R’ symbol represents thunderstorms in the green outlined area.  The storms do not look severe, but they may contain some heavy rain.  Best chance of rain in Milwaukee is after 7 p.m. on Monday.

We will continue to watch this closely, because some locations will likely miss out on the rain all together Monday Night.  Remember the very latest forecast can be found on WISN 12 News.

With rain cooled air in place and likely clouds on Tuesday, highs may be stuck in the 50s.  The warm front looks like it will head north of our area on Wednesday, and then highs should rebound into the 70s.  The map below is the forecast temp map from the 12Z NAM computer model.  I labeled Milwaukee with a ‘*’ and also put a 70 on the 70 degree contour line.

You can always click on the map to enlarge.  Also, if you have weather questions or thoughts please post them to the comments section of the blog!

Finally, in late March I issued the long range forecast for April.  In that forecast I said Milwaukee would receive over 4.00″ of rain this month.  Take a moment to vote on how much rain you think will fall by the end of the month.

That’s it for now.  Mark is back from vacation on Monday and will have the keys to the blog for a day.  I will be back on Tuesday and look for an update on the weather pattern and what lies ahead.  Look for that blog entry this week!

Jeremy Nelson

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5 Responses

  1. Wow, what a surprise! The total rainfall for April in Overland Park is at 2.04″ so far.

    • Skylar…I think we both will end up over 4.00″ for the month.

      Jeremy

  2. I might take the under for MKE

  3. Jeremy, hello from McLouth KS. We miss ya down here in the KC area. But it looks like your doing well here. I stop in here and check on your work at least once a week. You have quite a challenge with all the lake effect weather. It must put a different spin on the LRC than what we see of it here. Well it was 82 here at our house today. The bee’s and mosquito’s are on a frenzy. Me and Gary discussed you in an email over the weekend, needless to say we both miss ya.

    Take care Jeremy.

    • David,

      The lake is a huge challenge. My first job ever was in Marquette, MI. The viewing area covered all of the U.P. Grab a map and check out how much shoreline is up there. That one year I spent there really helped my forecasting.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back often!

      Jeremy

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