More Clouds & Showers

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  The sunshine was great the past two days, but clouds and showers are creeping back toward southeast Wisconsin.

Low pressure is actually retrograding, or moving from east to west.  The western edge of the clouds and showers will move over southeast Wisconsin on Wednesday.  The chance for showers is pretty low, but a few light showers or sprinkles can’t be ruled out.  Below is the RPM forecast for early Wednesday, this shows some light showers in our area.  Again this WILL NOT be an all day washout.

RPM Wednesday Morning

The threat for a light shower or sprinkle may linger into Thursday, but overall the rain chance will again be low.  Friday will be a nice day, think of it as a transitional day between one batch of clouds/showers and the next chance of rain over the weekend.

That weekend rain chance will be dealt with more in the coming days and on WISN 12 News, but here is the surface set-up for Saturday morning.  Low pressure to the west will push clouds and a chance of showers into our area sometime Saturday.

Surface Saturday May 21

I’m really wishcasting that the rain holds off until later Saturday as I am kicking off the Healing Center’s 5K run/walk at South Shore Park in Bay View.  Please come out and support a great cause and say hi!

Finally, if the recent cool weather has you down, this picture may help.  I took this picture of a cumulus cloud trying to grow into a thunderstorm(cumulonimbus cloud) last Thursday.  The picture was taken around 19th and Wells in Milwaukee looking west.

Thunderhead May 12, 2011

Generally seeing a cloud like this makes me think of warmer weather, something we really need in our area to raise spirits again!  That warmer weather may arrive this weekend into early next week for a time.

For more on the summer forecast, check out these two links which talk in detail about the coming days.  I received a few requests for the links, so here you go!

Summer Text Forecast

and here is the video version of that forecast

Summer Video Forecast

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson

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4 Responses

  1. Hi Jeremy,

    So…., what happened to the ‘wannabe’ thunderstorm pictured? Did it run into dry air or strong winds???? Other??? Just wondering.

    Tony (Pl. Prairie)

    p.s. re: your reply to my ‘disguise’ question: Good One!!

  2. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 as of (around 3:30pm)

    Rainfall report: 0.07 inches overnight/early morning. Day has been mostly just overcast with a bit of fog at times.

    Tony (Pl. Prairie)

  3. Hi, Jeremy and Mark!

    What’s up with the “retrograding”? I know the winds blow counterclockwise around lows — but is that what’s pushing the weather systems “the wrong way”? I suspect and am hoping this is an unusual phenomonon? Is it likely to continue?

    Also — need to put Weed and Feed on the lawn — pesky dandelions! The bag says it should be put on when grass is wet — perferably with dew in the a.m. — but then needs to be dry, i.e., no rain, for 24-48 hours after. When do you advise the best “window of opportunity” would be do do this?

    Thanks for your guidance!

    Don in Reeseville

  4. This post is for Rich —

    You asked the other day about my comment RE: fertilizer and frost. I was just referring to the instructions on the bag — it says not to apply until after the danger of frost has past — otherwise it will not be effective.

    Sorry it took me so long to respond to you. I’ve been away from the ‘puter for the last couple of days.

    Don

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