Warmer & Wet(At Times) Sunday

***Watch the winter forecast Tuesday at 10pm on WISN 12 News!***

Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 Blog!  After a cold start to the weekend with highs only in the 30s, a big warm-up is near.  In this entry we’ll look at the first of a series of storms that will hit our area this week. 

The cooler weather was welcomed by deer hunters across the state on Saturday.  That will change today, as a storm will push much milder air into Wisconsin, maybe a little ‘warm’ for hunters.  While it may be a nusiance for hunters, I’m guessing most people will love the warmer weather.  Sunday should be a good day to put up holiday lights/decorations, or finish up some Fall yard work.

Below is the forecast surface map for late Sunday, just click to enlarge.

A warm front will be located just north of our area late in the day.  That means during the afternoon, winds will turn to a more southerly direction, pushing highs into the 50s! While it will be mild, we can’t rule out some patchy drizzle, sprinkles or a few spotty showers.  The periods of damp weather could occur anytime from early Sunday right through Monday!

Another piece of energy will lift northeast on Monday, continuing the chance of showers.  By Monday evening, thunderstorms will line up along a cold front, but it looks like the line may fire right over or just southeast of our area. 

Some rain, or any moisture would be welcomed.  It has been a very dry Fall in Milwaukee.  Here are the updated rainfall totals from Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport.

Since September 1:  4.37″ (-3.22″)

November 1-20:  0.13″ (-1.76″)


Rain totals with the showers on Sunday and Monday do not look heavy, but they may produce anywhere from a few hundredths to over a quarter inch of rain in our area.  Below is a rainfall forecast from our in-house high resolution computer model.

Once we get past Monday, the focus will shift to a potential storm for Wednesday into Thursday.  Still lots of possibilities with that one!  Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for the latest data, and look for additional blog updates.

A quick reminder, we are still working on the winter forecast piece that will air Tuesday at 10pm on WISN 12.  Look for our snowfall and temperature forecasts soon!

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


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