Severe T-Storm Watch til Noon

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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog!  A morning round of thunderstorms has prompted a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of our area.  The watch is already being trimmed back as I write, but strong to severe storms producing hail and strong winds are possible through late morning.

Click below for the latest radar image.

Interactive Radar

Below is the outline for the watch box.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Once the storms and clouds leave the area, temperatures will jump into the 80s.  With this morning round of showers and t-storms, temperatures may warm a bit slower than if we did not see any morning rain.

The hottest days this week look to be Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.  Heat indices will likely be well into the 90s in spots as dew points will climb to around 70.

Make sure to stay with and Weather Watch 12 for updates.

Jeremy Nelson


15 Responses

  1. Jeremy, a couple blogs back you all were discussing the current pattern and how these past couple days of warmth may have been throwing some LRC followers for a loop…

    Slight variations here and there but there is no mistaking the patterns of 2010-11 keep on cycling. Just for a quick example, the 500mb plot from Apr 13/14 and the forecast 500mb for today/tomorrow… ???

    • Josh,

      April 10 was the big warm-up part of the pattern that lined up with May 30-31. So we are later in April than the 13-14.


      • Jeremy, quite interesting… my surface data would match up precisely with the warm air of late and the cool down that is forecast later this week, with the dates I mentioned above.

        Which dates in Apr work for you right now? It is difficult for me to push any further into April. I see Jun 10 being similar to Apr 22… ???

        And now again I am chasing my own tail. 🙂

      • Look back to all parts of the pattern, not just April. That is my suggestion.


    • Hey Josh!

      Glad to see you posting a comment. I’ve been concerned by your absence. Hope all is well with you.

      Tony (Pl. Prairie)

      • Things are well Tony. You know how it is, in WI, once summer is on the scene… a non-stop “cycle of events”. 🙂

        I hope things well in the Prairie!

  2. Jeremy —

    Rain report from Reeseville — 3/8″ — between approximately 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. –thunder, some lightning, little breeze and mostly just much needed nice gentle showers.

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one getting confused by the LRC right now. Maybe it’s because I’m so used to associating it with repeated snow storms/winter weather that I have to adjust to learning how to translate it into warmer weather seasons.

    Is all this heat and humidity unusual for early June? We switched vacation weeks from late June to early June so as to avoid that and enjoy some fishing in cooler weather — but I guess not this week. FRUSTRATING!!

    According to the long range LRC, you’re expecting MKE to have 11 or fewer 90 degree days all summer. By my count, where I live, we’ve already had 4 and then add a least another 2 or 3 this week, and we’ll already be at 6 or 7 –half of the expectation for MKE.

    Jeremy — or other bloggers — do you think we inland folks should expect more days of heat and humidity that MKE, or will we get in on the cooler times too?

    Thanks for any help you can give me to help me find a time to get out on my favorite little lake during a cool stretch — max 75 degrees — that isn’t wet. Or am I hoping for too much??


    • Hi Don,

      Since you’re soliciting opinions, hope you don’t mind if I offer mine.
      Only half jokingly, I think you may be expecting too much. The area from the lakefront to 10 miles or so inland is almost a climate category of it’s own. Depending on an individuals weather preferences, sometimes that’s good, other times not. You either like occasional surprises or you don’t! Based strictly on geography, I think your local weather tends to be more comparable to Madison’s rather than Milwaukee’s at least in general. As you’ve mentioned in a couple of comments, you seem to be more frequently than not ‘right on the dividing line’ for various forecasted weather. Such is the uniqueness of your location. So to me at least, LRC or no LRC, it seems quite conceivable that you could have more than just a ‘few more’ 90+ days than MKE.

      Hope you had a great weekend.
      Tony (Pl. Prairie)

      • Hi, Tony —

        Thanks for the input — I believe we are “on the same page” as far as far as expectation of more hot weather for the area where I live. SIGH! But — hey — as my dad always told me — “if you’re going to dream, dream big.” Hence my “dream” for the perfect summer of 70’s to low 80’s and little to no humidity.

        Anybody else who would like to weigh in on this, I’d appreciate it!


        Don — Reeseville

  3. Wow. Heat Advisory issued for tomorrow. Mid to _UPPER_ 90s for tomorrow? Ouch. Heat indices to approach or surpass 100 degrees.

    Won’t be working on my roof tomorrow. (Poor guys…)


  4. I guess I’ll not be fishing tomorrow either — unless I want a fish boil! 🙂


    PS to Tony — With the heat advisory for Tuesday, now I really do think we’re right to expect things to heat up more often here than elsewhere!

    • Don,

      If nothing else, you might consider a shady location on the NE part of the lake since the wind will be coming from the SW. As for me, the next couple of days look like a good time to see about cleaning up in the basement. It’s usually around 60 – 65 degrees there!


  5. You never know what you are going to get with a Milwaukee summer.

    Last summer was above average throughout and the warmest we got to was 92 with the only official heat wave on the last three days of August.

    This summer is supposed to be below normal (not just Jeremy’s prediction, but all other sources as well) and we already hit 94 in Milwaukee today… and will likely have an official heat wave logged by June 8.

    Not to mention how out of the blue this all is as forecasts for today and tomorrow as of a couple days ago had low to upper 70s. Crazy stuff.

    • This month will start way above average. But from Thursday through the weekend we’ll fall back some. Still should be above average even after some cooler days this weekend. Mid 90s to highs in the 60s in just a couple days.


  6. Jeremy how long is the cool down going to last?

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