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Thank you for stopping by the Weather Watch 12 blog! Many people have been sounding off on the weather so far this month. Anywhere from “It’s too hot” to “Where’s summer?” or “When’s it ever going to warm up!” Those are the statements I’ve heard during the 3+ weeks of June.
Coming off two cool, cloudy, and damp days I think most people will accept the weather ahead this weekend. By no means will it be perfect as temperatures will remain cooler than average, and we’ll battle clouds from time to time.
Let’s start with Saturday and talk about the potential for clouds. After a dreary Friday with clouds hanging on into the evening, and some mid and high clouds quickly racing in on their heels, Saturday may see more clouds than sun.
Below is the visible satellite from around 7pm Friday. The area labeled #1 represents the clouds associated with the system that hung around much of the week. Area #2 is from a dying batch of showers and t-storms in Minnesota.
With mid and upper level winds blowing from the west, the clouds in Minnesota will gradually drift east. The clouds will be scattered and should mean some sun on Saturday. Any sunshine should push highs into the 70s in all areas.
The main focus for showers and thunderstorms SHOULD stay out of southeast Wisconsin this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center’s severe weather and thunderstorm outlook keeps most of the action out of our area. Notice that areas from Milwaukee and points southwest are in a general thunderstorm outlook for Saturday.
If any showers were to occur, I think they would be later Saturday, and best chance would be near the WI/IL border.
By Sunday, the clouds should push southeast and the threat of rain will stay away. But, and yes there’s always a ‘but’ with the weather these days. East winds will kick in on Sunday meaning lakeshore locations will be stuck in the upper 60s to low 70s for highs, with warmer readings inland.
Below is the RPM wind forecast for Sunday at 4pm. Notice the wind barb near Milwaukee pointing inland. That means a general east wind.
Overall both days of the weekend look ‘okay’, with the most sunshine on Sunday, and slightly warmer weather on Saturday for Milwaukee.
By Monday, another good chance of showers and t-storms will enter the forecast. Can’t rule out the possibility of 1″+ of rain in spots. Thunderstorms should fire up and head our way during the mid to late afternoon. The map below is valid at 4pm Monday. We’ll be tracking the chance for storms on Monday all weekend long and also the potential for strong to severe storms.
In the meantime, let me know what you think of the weather so far in June. We’ve seen lots of ups and downs, but overall I would love to see more days in the 80s or 90s! Summer is really only here from June-August before will transition into Fall.
Have a great weekend!