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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Another round of thunderstorms swept through southeast Wisconsin on Monday morning. Wind gusts around 60 mph and pockets of heavy rain were once again common. In yesterday’s blog we talked about the ‘Ring of Fire’, and until the firing line for storms moves out of our area, we will continue to see more chances for showers and thunderstorms.
The good news is that most of the focus for storms will stay south of Milwaukee until late Tuesday. Until then it will be humid, but mostly dry. However, once the focus for storms aims back toward us, another round of heavy rain is possible.
Timing out and pinning down the exact location of large clusters of thunderstorms known as MCS’s is difficult to say the least. But it appears that the next large area of storms to near our region will be late Tuesday or Wednesday. Our in-house computer model continues to advertise a complex of storms Wednesday morning. This is a snapshot from the high resolution model at 8 a.m. Wednesday. It will be interesting to see if this actually occurs somewhat close to what is shown below. I am confident that storms will roll through on Wednesday.
Any rain that falls late Tuesday or Wednesday could be heavy at times. As we have seen the past 2 mornings, a quick 1 inch or more of rain can add up quickly. Along with the rain, strong winds will also be possible with any complex of storms.
Below is a rainfall forecast through Wednesday afternoon from our in-house computer model. Notice that it has pockets of 2″+ in our area. Remember, this will likely shift around before we reach Wednesday, and always watch WISN 12 News for the latest rainfall forecast. Just click on the image below to enlarge.
Finally, while Tuesday will be another humid day with dew points in the 70s, a southeast to east wind will keep lakeshore locations cooler. Highs along the lake may be in the low 80s, with inland areas in the mid 80s. Below is a temperature forecast for 3 p.m. Tuesday. Notice the 84 line west of Milwaukee. If you can deal with some clouds, Tuesday may not be a bad day before t-storms are possible late.
We’ll continue to track the latest rain forecast and also keep an eye out for strong storms, so check back to the blog for updates!
Have a great day!