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Slight risk for severe weather today

CREATED Apr 15, 2012
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Most locations in southeast Wisconsin have already seen 0.25" - 0.75" of rain from the first round of showers & T'storms that passed through early this morning.  There will be a break in the action during the middle of the day when it will be warm, muggy and windy with highs in the 70s again.  That dry period may even catch a few peaks of sun but that will only help prime the atmosphere for strong to even severe storms to fire up this afternoon and evening.

Not everyone will see severe weather but any storms that do fire up this afternoon have the potential to create large hail and produce damaging winds.  The largest threat for tornadoes exist mainly to our north and west but we will be monitoring the situation all day and an isolated tornado is not out of the question.  Thunderstorm chances begin to diminish after midnight tonight as the cold front drags more stable air into Wisconsin.  It will still be windy with scattered showers possible overnight, most locations could see an additional quarter to a half an inch of rain once the front exits.

Temperatures will be falling throughout the day on Monday in the wake of the cold front so highs will be in the 50s in the morning, falling into the 40s by the early afternoon hours.  It will be another blustery day with a chance for a few spotty showers lingering behind the front.

Expect a cold night with patchy frost possible across southeastern Wisconsin on Monday night as the winds die down and temperatures drop close to and below freezing.

Sunshine returns on Tuesday with temperatures in the low 50s before another round of rain Wednesday afternoon.   Temperatures after that will stay in the low 50s.

HERE'S YOUR LATEST STORM TEAM WEATHER FORECAST FOR MILWAUKEE
AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN BY JESSE RITKA

TODAY:
    Warm & windy with early morning showers/T'storms possible, then a midday break,
        then another chance of scattered afternoon/evening T'storms,
        some PM T'storms could be strong-severe.  Main threats: large hail & damaging wind.
        High:    74.
        Wind:   S 10-20 mph, Gusting over 30mph.

TONIGHT:
    Windy with scattered showers and T'storms tapering off mainly after midnight,
        some T'storms could be strong-severe.
        New rainfall accumulation: 0.25" - 0.50"
        Low:     52.
        Wind:   SSW 15-25 mph, Gusting to 35mph.

MONDAY: 
   Mostly cloudy, windy and colder with a chance for light rain.
        High:    54 and falling temps.
        Wind:   W 15-25 mph, Gusting to 35 mph.

MON NIGHT:    Mostly cloudy and cold with patchy frost possible.
        Lows:    33 lakefront... 31 Waukesha & inland.
        Wind:   NNW 5-15 mph.

TUESDAY:
    Mostly sunny and seasonally cool.
        High:    51.
        Wind:   N-S 3-8 mph.

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