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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Lots of exciting weather is in store over the next 5-7 days. From thunderstorms to snow, the next week will bring both spring and wintry weather to our area.
The big story Saturday evening/night was the ‘Super Moon’. On the U-Local section of WISN.com viewer ‘tmmdesign’ took this picture along the lake in Port Washington just as the moon was rising.
Shortly after the moon rose Brandon Dusseau caught this great picture!
If you have pictures of the moon, or anything weather related send them our way or post them to the U-Local section of WISN.com
Spring officially begins on Sunday at 6:21 p.m. central. The focus for the second half of the weekend will be on a chance of showers and thunderstorms. One sign of spring is the migration of severe weather north into parts of the upper Midwest. While severe weather can occur at anytime, it is most common in the spring and summer months in our area.
The thunderstorms on Sunday should stay below severe levels in southeast Wisconsin, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see some small hail out of the strongest storms. Below is the severe weather day 2 outlook from the Storm Prediction Center(SPC). The tan line indicates that thunderstorms are possible within this area, it includes almost all of Wisconsin.
The slight risk area stays to our south over mainly Iowa and Missouri. I’m sure it won’t be long before severe weather finds its way into the Badger state.
After the rain chance exits Sunday night, the focus will shift to Tuesday and Wednesday. Low pressure will move into the Plains and Midwest. Below is the HPC forecast surface map at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The storm should start as rain on Tuesday, and possibly change to a mix or snow showers on Wednesday as cold air spills in. From Sunday to late Tuesday precipitation totals could top 1.00″ in spots.
Below is the RPM precipitation forecast through 4 p.m. Tuesday. Keep in mind that the RPM goes out 84 hours. The area of heaviest precipitation will shift around between and Tuesday, but I do expect some areas to pick up 0.50″ to 1.00″.
This is the fourth time that this particular storm has occurred in the pattern this season, and each time it has produced over a 0.50″ of moisture.
Make sure to watch WISN 12 News for the latest on the active pattern ahead, and post your thoughts and questions to the comments section of the blog.
Have a great day!