Friday Afternoon/Evening T-Storm Chances

***Watch WISN 12 News at 5, 6, & 10pm for the latest weather information!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  Right now we are tracking a storm system that is pushing through the western Great Lakes.  This storm brought southeast Wisconsin rain to start Friday, and as a trailing cold front slides through the region late Friday afternoon/evening, a few more thunderstorms will be possible.

Not all of the ingredients are in place for a big severe weather outbreak, but any storm that form may reach severe levels.  I think the biggest threat with the storms will be strong winds.  Our in-house computer model does have widely scattered showers and thunderstorms forming late Friday. 

Here is a look at the forecast model for 6 p.m. this evening.  The green spots represent the pockets of showers and thunderstorms.

If you have a cookout planned this evening, don’t cancel it, but be prepared in case any rain finds your area.  Not all locations will see rain late today.

As mentioned above, the threat of widespread severe weather is just not there, but it is not out of the question if a few isolated strong storms develop.  Here is the areas in the Great Lakes and Midwest that are included in the Storm Prediction Center’s slight risk area for severe weather.

Make sure to watch WISN 12 News as we track any thunderstorms that may develop.  If you have a rain total to share, or a storm report, please post it to the comments section of the blog.  Also, feel free to email any storm photos to

Make sure to check back this evening for another update!

Jeremy Nelson


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