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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! A nice break from storms and severe weather will continue today(Wednesday), but get ready, more rain and storms are on the way!
Dry days have been somewhat rare this July. Since July 4, the longest stretch of dry weather in Milwaukee has been 2 days…and that has occurred only once!
If dry weather holds through today(and it should), that would make back to back dry days for only the second time since the 4th…pretty amazing.
By Thursday, a warm front will begin advancing toward Wisconsin. Along the front, showers and thunderstorms will form and move east. The area of rain and storms will arrive in southeast Wisconsin anywhere from late Thursday morning into the afternoon. Some of the storms may be strong to severe. The biggest threats from the storms will be damaging winds and heavy rain.
Below is the severe weather outlook from the SPC for Thursday. Notice all of southeast Wisconsin is included in the slight risk area.
The threat of heavy rain will exist as the storms rumble through our region. Certainly not good news for a majority of our area that has been drenched in recent days and weeks. Below is a rainfall forecast through Friday. This forecast is from our in-house high resolution computer model. Notice that some areas of southwest Wisconsin are forecast to pick up 2″-3″ of rain by this one model!
Again, due to the hit and miss nature of thunderstorms use the map above as just a general estimate of possible rain totals. One thing to take from this map, is the fact that some spots very likely will see heavy rain in southern Wisconsin.
Remember, if rain falls where you live, please post your total to the comments section of the blog. I will be working both Thursday and Friday during the 5, 6, & 10pm newscasts, and would love to share your total on-air!
Finally, this past weekend I had a chance to attend my first ever professional baseball game OUTSIDE in Minnesota. I went to the Twins/White Sox game this past Sunday. Target Field is very nice, and so are the views from inside the park!
If you have questions or thoughts about the weather, make sure to post them to the comments section of the blog. Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for the latest on severe weather chances for both Thursday and Friday.
Have a great day!