Sunshine Alert!

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog.  The June gloom continues across southeast Wisconsin.  Cases of ‘sun fever’ are running at an all-time high!  The last mostly sunny day in Milwaukee was back on June 9, almost a week ago!

Two very popular questions being directed my way recently have been, “When will we see the sun again?”, and “Why does it have to rain everyday?”.

Both are valid questions, and I will provide the answers, and hopefully some good news in this blog.  Let’s start off by checking out some of the June stats in Milwaukee since we are now halfway through the month.

  • Trace or more of rain on 11 of 15 days in June
  • Rainfall  2.33″ (+0.70″)
  • Departure from Average – Temperatures  65.7 (+1.6)
  • 4 Days with highs in the 60s

One of the stats that may surprise you a little is the fact that temperatures have been above average this month.  This is mainly because nighttime lows have been very mild so far this month.

After another round of showers and thunderstorms for today(Tuesday), some much needed sunshine will work into the area on Wednesday.  First things, first.  Low pressure will move into the Great Lakes late Tuesday and into very early Wednesday.  This will provide a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Likely no severe weather for southeast Wisconsin, but another evening where you may have to dodge raindrops.

Below is the surface map showing the forecast position of the low at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

By the time we wake up on Wednesday morning, the low will be over the central Great Lakes.  Just far enough east that we can expect a dry day with sunshine finally working back into the region.

Below is somewhat of a unique product, this is a forecast satellite map.  This is valid for Wednesday around 3 p.m.  Notice skies are partly cloudy!  Now will the sky look exactly like this, no.  But I do think we enjoy some much needed sunshine!


At the same time the sun is making an appearance, temperatures will respond by jumping into the 70s!  Maybe a few spots well inland touch 80.  Below is a temperature forecast from the 12Z NAM(North American Model) for 1 p.m. on Wednesday.  Remember, our daytime highs usually occur between 3:30-5:00 p.m. this time of year.  So readings will climb a bit more after 1 p.m.

Grab your sunglasses and the sun block and enjoy!

With an active pattern in place this month, the warm and dry weather may not stick around very long.  A warm front will make a push north through the Midwest on Thursday and into Friday.  This will send more clouds and moisture in our direction.  As a result thunderstorms may begin to creep back in the forecast.

Friday looks like the warmest day this week.  But a few words of caution.  Anytime a slow moving front or storm system is nearby in the summer months, we are in danger of a front stalling out and becoming stationary.  That is what occurred last weekend, so we will watch very closely how the front progresses from Friday into the weekend.  In otherwords, stay up-to-date with the latest forecast on WISN 12 News.

Along with our newscasts, you can always pick up our updates on Facebook at WeatherWatch 12 and also on Twitter at WISN12News 

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


3 Responses

  1. I was in Brooklynn Michigan all last week and the weather was great 🙂 I have the tan to prove it 🙂

    • Judy, I’m guessing some around here are jealous of you:) The sunshine will finally be enjoyed by all here starting Wednesday. Jeremy

  2. I’m certainly looking forward to some sunshine! Thursday looks even better, but I’ll take any sunshine.

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