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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog. We are now at the halfway point in June, and so far weather conditions have been all over place. From daytime highs near 100, to highs stuck in the 50s, it has been a month of extremes. In today’s blog we’ll take a look back, and then discuss what’s ahead for us here in southeast Wisconsin.
I find it hard to believe that in the first 15 days of June there were 3 record highs in Milwaukee, but yet the average monthly temperature is going to end up about right at average. Here is a breakdown of the high temperatures so far this month in Milwaukee.
- 90s 3
- 80s 1
- 70s 5
- 60s 4
- 50s 2
The count above assumes that highs will be in the 60s today. 9 of the 15 days this month the high has been 70 degrees or lower. And 3 of the 15 days 93 or higher. So only a handful of days have been ‘warm’, not too hot or too cool.
The cool and damp weather will rule through Wednesday, and possibly into parts of Thursday. As a line of showers and thunderstorms pushed through early Wednesday, a wake low occurred. The wake low results in a quick drop in pressure, and also very gusty winds. The strongest winds were centered close to Kenosha. Here is the pressure readings from 7-9am
7am 29.77 (in.)
The pressure drop shown above is pretty significant in a short period of time. This was equivalent to a 3mb drop in pressure. Strong winds accompanied the drop in pressure. Our new weather system displays storm reports so that we can show you where high winds, hail, tornadoes, etc. have occurred. Below is a storm report from around Kenosha at 8:05am. Winds were estimated around 50-60mph.
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Speaking of the forecast, it will gradually improve as the weekend nears. A few showers are still possible on Thursday, especially through early afternoon, but Friday looks dry at this point. A weak area of high pressure will settle in between low pressure systems later Thursday. Below is the HPC surface forecast map for 7pm Thursday. Notice the pocket of dry weather over Wisconsin.
And by the weekend, you guessed it, another chance for showers and thunderstorms. Don’t forget that you can track rain anywhere with our interactive radar. Just click below to track rain day or night.
We’ll work on narrowing down the timing of the rain on WISN 12 News.
Have a great day!