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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Over the past month southeast Wisconsin has been hit hard by heavy rain, flooding, and destructive tornadoes. During this timeframe we have provided forecast updates and exclusive pictures right here in the blog. The number of people reading the blog continues to grow, and we want to thank everyone for making the Weather Watch 12 blog a part your day!
Amazing pictures continue to roll in from last Thursday’s record rains in Milwaukee. One of the most lasting images for years will be the sinkhole that swallowed a Cadillac SUV. I came across an incredible picture on Jason Deutsch’s Twitter page today.
The picture below is moments before the SUV fell in the sinkhole. Notice the stoplight had already sunk into the ground, and the hole was beginning to form in the street!
Here is a picture hours after the hole formed, this gives a good perspective of just how big the sinkhole was. Notice the SUV with the stoplight laying on it.
The drying out process continues today. And for only the second time this month we may string together 3 consecutive dry days. This afternoon will make it 2 dry days in a row! Temperatures will be in the low 80s in most spots, with temps a couple degrees cooler along the lake.
The cooler and less humid weather won’t last long. On Tuesday, heat and humidity will begin building back across southeast Wisconsin. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 80s, and dew points will climb into the low 70s. Yes, the low 70s! Below is the forecast dew point map from the 00z NAM. Check out the 75 degree dew points near the Illinois border! Get set to sweat!
By Wednesday a cold front will arrive, and as that runs into the moisture showers and thunderstorms will be possible. We’ll watch this closely, because any rain could cause problems due to saturated soils and elevated river levels.
In the meantime, enjoy the dry weather and let me know your thoughts on this summer in the comments section of the blog.
Have a great day!