Clouds Made Us Miss Something
The stubborn cut-off low finally leaves the area later today after affecting our weather since last Friday with clouds and scattered showers and downpours. Since Saturday, Milwaukee has received 1.65” of rain, Grafton 3.1” and Kenosha 4.3”. Normal for the entire month is 3.3”.
The sky remains mostly cloudy today with scattered light rain showers and highs in the low to mid 60s. Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows near 50, and Thursday will see some sun and highs near 70 before a cold front brings gusty winds, an isolated shower followed by cooler temperatures. Friday will be in the 50s with NW winds gusting to 40 mph.
High pressure moves in for the weekend so expect sunshine, light winds and highs in the 50s for Saturday and low 60s for Sunday. The low pressure brought us much needed rain, but the clouds blocked a beautiful atmospheric sight..an aurora borealis.
A huge sunspot measuring 150,000 km created a severe magnetic storm in the Earth’s atmosphere…producing the majestic aurora borealis. Monday night was the peak of the storm and the auroras were observed around both the North and South Pole and as far south as the United States in Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, New York, Maine and Massachusetts. This magnetic storm was so large that the auroras would have been visible in SE Wisconsin but it was cloudy.