Rain Amounts(or lack of) & Next T-Storm Chance

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog. If you woke up this morning and noticed dry pavement, you weren’t alone. The large complex of showers and thunderstorms that were racing across the Midwest last evening moved southeast into Illinois. The result was very little rain for our area, or in some cases no rain at all.

If you checked the blog last evening or watched WISN 12 News at 10pm, Mark mentioned the southeast movement and very likely no severe weather for our area and lesser amounts of rain. Rain totals were highest near the Illinois border.

Here is a list of rain totals, if you have a total to share please post it to the comments section of the blog.

  • Kenosha 0.19″
  • Racine 0.12″
  • Milwaukee 0.09″
  • Madison 0.02″
  • Fond du Lac 0.00″

If you don’t see your community on the list, I didn’t receive a total…so please feel free to share your total and I will add it to the list. To help fill in the blanks let’s look at the NEXRAD radar rainfall estimates. Remember you can click on the image to enlarge.

Outside of a few lingering showers today, and possibly some scattered showers or thunderstorms this evening, dry weather looks to return for Thursday.  You can track the evening rain chance with our interactive radar:

www.wisn.com/irad

The next chance of showers and thunderstorms heads our way on Friday. This will be another storm that may be tricky to forecast. There are a couple pieces of energy associated with it, and the question is will one of them move into southeast Wisconsin? Or will they split our area?

Below is the forecast map for late Friday afternoon. This is from the 12Z NAM computer model. Notice the area of low pressure near the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. The low should help to fire off some thunderstorms Friday afternoon/evening.

We’ll watch this closely in the coming days, since this may bring strong storms to parts of Wisconsin. The rain is needed, in Milwaukee the precipitation deficit for 2010 now stands at 4.05″. This leads us to our poll question for today.

If you have any thoughts or weather related questions, please post them to the comments section of the blog.

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson

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