Friday Severe Update 1

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  A weakening area of showers and t-storms pushed into parts of southern Wisconsin to start the day.  These storms brought rain to some areas, but lost their punch right before reaching us.

Another round of storms later this afternoon/evening and overnight will likely bring with it a good chance of severe weather across southeast Wisconsin.  If you read yesterday’s blog, I mentioned that I thought the SPC would expand the slight risk area for today, and that is what they did.  I wouldn’t even be surprised if a moderate risk was place somewhere in the upper Midwest with a later update.

Below is the SPC severe weather outlook that was issued Friday morning.

The main threat with the storms is damaging winds and heavy rain, but if isolated supercells can develop, an isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out.

The big question for Friday afternoon is how much do we clear out?  Remember, the more sun that we see the more unstable the atmosphere can become.  Below is the visible satellite image from around 9:30 a.m.  Notice the clearing back in southwest Wisconsin?  That should work into our area this afternoon.

With the clouds around this morning, it may be a struggle to reach 90 in Milwaukee, but upper 80s still look likely with high humidity.

We are keeping a close eye on the weather situation for later today.  Make sure to stay with WISN 12 for the latest updates, and remember if a warning is issued we will bring you the information first!  You can track the storms right down to where you live with our interactive radar.  Just click below.

Check back to the blog for more updates, and if you have storm related pictures or photos, please email them to and also post them to the U-Local section of

Jeremy Nelson


5 Responses

  1. Bring on the fall days with highs near 70 and lows in the 50’s!

    • We’ll at least get some highs in the 70s next week.


  2. With the cloud cover today it is much more tolerable. I am hoping that if there isn’t any solar heating today the chances of severe weather later will be diminished. Looking forward to those highs in the 70’s next week.

    • Cliff,

      We’ll see what effect the storms have to our west right now. Still very humid, and highs around Milwaukee will be in the upper 80s. I still think a line of storms heads our way late.


  3. What about up in the Crivitz area ??

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