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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! So far ‘summer’ has had a few ups, and lots of downs. Temperatures are headed back down over the next couple of days, and yes, more rain chances are in the forecast.
In doing some quick research for this blog, I was kind of shocked to find that Milwaukee has only had 7 days this year with a high temperature of 80 or warmer. Last year at this point there was 17 days in the 80s or warmer.
The prospects for sunshine over the next couple of days is not good. A ‘June gloom’ will hang over the area. The storm system that brought us severe weather on Tuesday, showers on Wednesday, will bring another day of clouds along with on and off showers for Thursday. Below is a look at the visible satellite at around 6pm Wednesday. Not much hope for sunshine in the next 24-48 hours.
With clouds and showers around the area temperatures will struggle to warm up. Even with winds out of the west, cool temperatures in the 60s will be common. Some spots may even fall into the 50s later Thursday. Below is the RPM forecast temperature map for 4pm Thursday. Keep in mind the average high in Milwaukee is nearly 80 degrees!
By Friday the threat for rain will drop to 20% as the slow moving low finally departs our area. That will set the stage for a great start to the weekend with sunshine and highs around 70 in Milwaukee, warmer inland. Sunday is quickly looking ‘iffy’, as warmer air returns so will a chance of showers and t-storms, so make sure to stay with Weather Watch 12 and 12 News for updates as the weekend nears.
Finally, I want to recap the severe weather that occurred in southeast Wisconsin on Tuesday. Let’s start with a great viewer photo! This lightning picture taken in New Berlin was posted on the U-Local section of WISN.com by ‘ewagner24’.
The storms produced vivid lightning, heavy rain, damaging winds, and 2 tornadoes. The two confirmed tornaodes were located in Green Lake and Fond du Lac counties. Both were rated EF-1 with winds estimated at 86-110mph. Below is the path from the survey that was conducted by the National Weather Service. Just click to enlarge.
Outside of the tornado and wind damage, some spots saw another round of heavy rain. Below are rain totals from Tuesday into Wednesday.
- 3 miles NW Milwaukee 3.56″
- Elm Grove 3.33″
- Mitchell Airport 1.47″
- Sheboygan 1.28″
- Pleasant Prairie 0.66″
Remember, if you have a rain total or storm photo to share, please post it to the blog, U-Local, or our Facebook page.
Have a great day and check out 12 News for updates on when the rain will finally end!