‘Sun’tastic Sunday & Wet Pattern Looms?

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog and happy weekend to you!  The weekend started off with some heat and humidity on Saturday.  In fact, here in Milwaukee at 11am when the temperature was 84 and the dew point was 71, the heat index was 90!

With a cold front to our south, the rest of the weekend will be less humid and much more comfortable.  Below is the dew point forecast at 1pm Sunday.  Keep mind the dew point is a measure of moisture near the ground.  The higher the dew point, like the low 70s we saw on Saturday, the more humid it feels.

The map below indicates dew points falling back into the 50s to around 60 in many areas.  The result will be a very pleasant Sunday.  Just click on the image to enlarge.

Sunday Dew Point June 5 

Not only will dew points be lower, but temperatures will also drop back.  With northeast winds, temperatures near Lake Michigan will remain in the upper 60s to low to mid 70s, with inland locations reaching the low 80s.  Throw in some sunshine and it should be a ‘sun’tastic end to the weekend.

By Monday the focus will shift to a chance of showers.  Not an all day rain, and again just a chance.  This possibility will come from a warm front lifting to the north.  We’ll continue to monitor the latest data and pass it along on WISN 12 News, so watch our newscasts for the very latest on timing.

But it does look like the showers may pop up from the morning into the afternoon.  Below is the HPC surface forecast map at 7am Monday.  The green areas indicates the locations that could see some showers or t-storms.

Surface Map Monday June 6, 2011

With a string of warm and dry days to start June, some spots are needing a little rain.  I think the overall pattern will turn much wetter the closer we get to the middle of June.  We discussed this in the long range forecast here in the blog.  The Climate Prediction Center is also on board for the potential of wet weather around the middle part of the month.

Below is the latest 8-14 day precipitation outlook which runs from June 12-18.  This has southeast Wisconsin in the above average precipitation forecast area.

CPC Rainfall Forecast June

While it may be dry now, I do expect rain to help out gardens and lawns over the next couple of weeks. 

That’s it for now, if you want to continue the weather discussion, just post your thoughts to the comments section.  And make sure to join us on our new Facebook page!  Just click below to join.

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Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson

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3 Responses

  1. Any Ideas on how the rest of the week looks for rain Tue-Friday ???
    Thanks
    Rich G.

    • Rich,

      Since the timing and coverage of rain this week is tricky to say the least. We’ll handle the details on our newscasts for now. I think some storms may be possible later Wednesday or at night.

      Jeremy

  2. I see some 60’s for next weekend, not liking that.

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