Weekend Starts Wet

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  Big changes headed our way for the weekend, some good, and some not so good.  In this entry we will focus on how long the rain sticks around this weekend, how much to expect, and when warmer weather returns to the forecast.

Let’s get started by timing out the rain for Saturday.  I always like to say don’t cancel your plans, but always have a plan ‘B’ ready when rain is in the forecast.  Right now, I would say lean toward that plan ‘B’ for any plans outside early Saturday.  You can always use our interactive radar to track rain 24 hours a day.  Just click below!


Rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms will sweep across southern Wisconsin to start the day.  After 5 a.m., rain showers should be falling in parts of southeast Wisconsin.  The rain will continue a slow march to the east through the morning.

Below is an image from 2 p.m. Saturday.  This is from our in-house high resolution computer model…the RPM.  It shows most of the rain moving out over the lake by 2 p.m.  Just click on the image to enlarge.

Once the rain departs, I think a lot of clouds will linger, and temperatures will be stuck in the 60s.  Total rainfall amounts won’t be overly impressive.  The rainfall forecast below shows most areas in the 0.25″ to 0.50″ range.  Perhaps a few spots get closer to 0.75″, but that would likely occur only if isolated thunderstorms are present.

By Sunday, the sun will be out in full force and temperatures will finally climb back into the 70s!  It will feel warm to close out the weekend…so enjoy!

If you have any weather related questions or thoughts, please post them to the comments section of the blog and we will provide an answer.

Have a great weekend!

Jeremy Nelson


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