Chillin’ & Rainy Start To The Weekend?

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  In today’s entry we will look ahead to the weekend and a rain chance that will accompany it.  But first, let’s focus on the chilly temperatures!

Back in 2000-2001 I started my TV Meteorology career off by moving north from Madison, WI to Marquette, MI.  Truth be told, I would have never thought my first TV job could take me any further north in the U.S.!  In the year plus that I lived near the shores of Lake Superior, I became very use to lows in the 30s taking hold by the first week of September.  So the cold morning that was experienced across northern Wisconsin on Thursday may be a bit early, but nothing uncommon.

Here is a look at morning lows across the state:

  •  Land O’ Lakes  30
  • Tomahawk  32
  • Rhinelander  34
  • Hayward  34
  • Burlington  40
  • Fond du Lac  41
  • Sheboygan  42
  • West Bend  43
  • Milwaukee  51

So far no morning lows in the 40s in Milwaukee this September…but as the days slip by, 40s will be here in the city before we know it!  Thursday’s high temperature in Milwaukee was only 62 degrees!  The last daytime high in Milwaukee that was cooler, was back on May 16 when it was only 59!

Outside of the cool weather, the focus for the start of the weekend will shift to our next rain chance.  The best chance of rain will move in very early Saturday.  The showers should move by quickly, so don’t cancel any outdoor plans on Saturday!  Just have the plan ‘B’ ready in the morning in case rain finds your backyard!

Below is a snapshot from the 18Z NAM computer model.  The image below shows rainfall between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.  By afternoon the rain will move out over the lake.  Just clikc to enlarge the image.

Some of the moisture that flows into our area and produces the rain will be the remnants of Hermine.  But overall, the heaviest and steadiest rain should stay south of Wisconsin.  By Sunday, warmer weather returns with highs in the 70s!

Make sure to stay up-to-date on the weekend forecast by joining our Facebook page at WeatherWatch 12 and also on Twitter at WISN12News.

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


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