Spotty Showers & Record July

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  The weekend is here, and outside of one small rain chance lots of dry time is in store.  That wasn’t the case Friday Night into early Saturday when yet another round of rain swept through southeast Wisconsin.

Here are a few rain totals from around our area.  If you have a total to share, please post it to the comments section of the blog, or on Facebook at WeatherWatch 12

  • Sharon (Walworth Co.)  1.70″
  • Delavan Township  1.05″
  • Sheboygan  0.70″
  • Milwaukee  0.65″
  • Kenosha  0.62″
  • Racine  0.44″
  • Cedar Grove  0.24″
  • Fond du Lac  0.06″

If your city is not shown, check out the NEXRAD radar rainfall estimates.  Just click on the image to enlarge.

This overnight rain added to an already record shattering July in Milwaukee.  The updated rain total for July now stands at 10.93″!  While this will go down as the wettest July ever, it will just miss out on being the wettest month ever.  That title will likely be kept by June of 2008 when 12.27″ of rain was measured.

For the rest of Saturday, skies will be variably cloudy and with a weak disturbance nearby and daytime heating, a few spotty showers are possible during the afternoon and early evening.  Don’t cancel your outdoor plans, be just keep an eye to the sky later today(Saturday).

By tonight, skies begin to clear, but with losts of low level moisture and calm winds, areas of dense fog will develop.  The fog will linger into early Sunday before ‘burning off’.

After the fog lifts, Sunday should be great, as sunshine returns to the region.  A good way to forecast sunshine is by looking at the relative humidity at various levels of the atmosphere.  Below is a forecast that I use to help in determining the amount of cloud cover.  This map is valid at 1 p.m. Sunday.  Notice that most of the moisture stays away from southeast Wisconsin.  As a result, a sunny to partly cloudy day is expected.

Enjoy Sunday…because more heat and humidity will surge our way on Monday and Tuesday.  Have a great weekend and watch WISN 12 News for the latest.

Jeremy Nelson


6 Responses

  1. Village Sharon Walworth County 1.7″ of rain pver night

    • Mark,

      Thanks for the total and for stopping by the blog!


  2. 1.00″ here in the Town of Raymond.

    • Thanks Kevin!


  3. Are those 75+ dewpoints still going to be possible next week?

    • Robert,

      At least 70 degree dewpoints.


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